Summer Entertaining: Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia

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Summer Entertaining

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Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia

 Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia also referred to as Zinnia angustifolia, apart of the Asteraceae familyis an herbaceous annual sun-loving flower with a bushy growth habit. It is known to be drought tolerant with blooms that begin in the spring & last well into the fall months. If you wish to collect the seeds for self sowing for the next season, allow them to dry on the plant before collecting. They may be stored & started indoors around February. Conversely, Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia may be deadheaded in order to promote fresh blooms on each plant during the growing season. This petite yet bold selection is ideal as a front of the border plant near mailboxes reaching approximately 12 to 16-inches high & should be spaced approximately 6-inches apart. Learn how to create lovely arrangements with this sweet specimen.

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How To Create Beautiful Arrangements With Gold Star 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. Gold Star 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 Gold Star Narrow Leaf Zinnia cuttings anytime of the day. The small daisy-like blooms are perfect for making tiny arrangements that may be used on bedside tables, bar carts & in outdoor areas where a bit of color is desired. A small bouquet that includes White Wonder Caladiumlambs ears & fern offer a lovely mix. They may also be grouped with Crystal White Narrow Leaf Zinnia in the garden & for use indoors for nice contrast. Place the arrangements on kitchen islands or throughout entertaining spaces for a cohesive look.

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“Pennies From Heaven” Billie Holiday 

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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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