Summer Entertaining: Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia

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Summer Entertaining

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Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia

 Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia also referred to as Zinnia angustifolia is an annual sun-loving flower with a bushy growth habit. The petite, cheery blooms tend to thrive when the heat of the summer sets in with greenery that holds color & a continuous display of flowers. This reliable plant performs best with full access to sun & although it should be watered daily during the hottest times of the season, Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia can survive & still looks great if it’s overlooked a time or two. This beautiful selection pairs well with a variety of salvias & makes the perfect front of the border plant near mailboxes reaching approximately 12 to 16-inches high. Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia looks wonderful when used in containers or hanging baskets with other reliable sunny plants including Verbena & lush trailing greenery such as Sweet Potato Vine. Learn how to create lovely selections with this sweet specimen.

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How To Create Beautiful Arrangements With Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia

Lovely flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia is a sun-loving annual with petite flowers that can be assembled for simple arrangements perfect for entertaining.

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Once you are familiar with several plant varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways. Snip & gather Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia cuttings anytime of the day. The small daisy-like blooms are perfect for making tiny arrangements that may be used on sink pedestals. Conversely, create a miniature bouquet of blooms to tuck in with a variety of other seasonal favorites including Purple Coneflowers, New Gold Lantana & Nanho Purple Buddleia. If the greenery is left in tact, a monochromatic arrangement looks striking in a modern wine glass or punch cup. Line up several for use down the center of dining tables or place them on bar carts & kitchen islands when entertaining.

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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