Tuesday, July 29, 2014

20 cents of happiness

Some weeks back Mom was wandering around a dollar store and saw they had packets of seeds out for 5 packs for $1 - making them 20 cents each.

Now Mom didn't expect them to grow all that well as often the dollar store ones don't but she thought what the heck - lets give them try. She bought some wild flower mixes and also a packet of Zinnia seeds.

The Zinnia's she put in a big pot by the front of our house and they have grown wonderfully. Mom says they are her 20 cent pot of happiness (and no smoking is involved!!!!) Now these are not the normal kind of zinnias - the flower petals are very thin - Mom says they remind her of when firework burst in the sky so that is what she is calling them - Firework Zinnias.

Here are some close up of them - we will be collecting LOTS of seeds from them so if you would like share some just let us know.


37 comments:

  1. Great buy. Mom loves zinnias.

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  2. Thoze purty Zinniaz due look like sum of the firewerkz we c on July 4th.
    Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

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  3. WOW - These are beautiful my friend! 20 cents but the beauty in those flowers are priceless! XOXO - Bacon

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  4. yes, they are really a firework of colors! that was a super deal! Hope my dad will read this post, dollar-stores are like treasure chests!

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  5. Wonderful display, all the better for being bargain based.

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  6. My momma chuckled at your post today because last night she took pictures of her different zinna's and was going to do a post about it also...how funny. We have some of those kind also and cannot think of what they are called...we love zinnas'...mom cuts them and puts them all around the house, the more you cute the more they bloom.
    stella rose

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  7. Your Mommy has a very green thumb to make such pretty flowers grow. My Mommy can grow WEEDS really well!!

    :)

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  8. They look beautiful. Well worth it. We may need to head over there
    Snorts
    Lily & Edward

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  9. Your mom has the GREENEST of Green Thumbs EVER. Those are BEAUTIFUL and Wow what a BARGAIN they were.
    BRAVO on the Find and the successful Blooming.

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  10. Those are just beautiful!!! I like the name your mom chose, too!
    Cammie!

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  11. I wish we could grow flowers - those are so pretty!

    Monty and Harlow

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  12. Those are fabulous. It's the same here at the £ store but much of the time they do grow and if not for that price what the heck. Nice one. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  13. You did get some special seeds and beautiful flowers. My mom's flowers get a mildew fungus thing.
    Thanks for showing what flowers should look like.
    Bentley

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  14. I did something similar when I bought 4 packs of on sale Mammoth Sunflowers several weeks ago. You'd think my yard would be stuffed with them, but I guess they were on sale for a reason. Either way, I still have a pretty good area of sunflowers that are now about 3 feet high. Can't wait til they bloom!

    These flowers are just lovely! I love a big return on a big bargain!

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  15. Oh wow! They are really pretty!

    Love,
    Homer

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  16. That was a deal!! They are beautiful!

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  17. Very pretty! Who says you can't buy happiness? And at 20 cents, what a bargain! I love zinnias as they make great cutting flowers.

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  18. So nice that you shared your 20 cents of happiness with all of us. That was a great 20 cents spent!

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  19. They are pretty. We love to see those in a garden.

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  20. that was probably the BEST and most BEAUTIFUL bargain ever!

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  21. How pretty! 20 cents well spent! Love Dolly

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  22. Your Zinnias are absolutely beautiful and so cheerful! That was money well spent!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  23. Looks to us like your investment is growing! And beautiful too!


    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  24. What a bargain! And they grew beautifully...you're mum certainly has a green thumb.

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  25. Mum says they are very beautiful but she'd have to put 'em in a taller pot if she wanted to grown 'em cause I'd just pee on 'em!!

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  26. OH my! I can't believe you grew them from seed, let alone dollar store seeds. Amazing. Mine never get that tall, and I buy the ones already started at the nursery. Your mom has a magic green thumb.

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  27. Mommy is having a senior moment. We dont remember if we commented. Mommys been kinda tired. Anyway even if we commented, those flowers are very pretty and its worth us repeating it. Pretty flowers.

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  28. Oh guys love Zinnias and these do look like fireworks...20cnts way to go mum!! hugs Fozziemum xx

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  29. That's a whole lot of beautiful for 2o cents!!! Mother Nature really can be pretty.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  30. What beautiful flowers!! Looks like your Mama lucked out with the Dollar Store seeds for sure!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  31. Wow, you got your money's worth!
    Bee-U-tiful!

    Wyatt

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  32. Those are arooootiful! Your mom is 100% right, they really are a pot of happiness.
    Wally & Sammy

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  33. Oh those are so pretty! Mom is now jealous and wants to go plant a pot of flowers for by the front door! BOL
    Oz

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