Gardening in Scottsdale
Pictured above: Salmon colored Zinnias.
These Zinnias are probably the plant that I'm most excited about. I grew them from seed, and as it turns out they are actually pretty easy to grow and just gorgeous. I had this idea that I wanted to start a flower garden and keep cut flowers in the house most of the time. I've had some trial and error when it comes to starting seeds. I've learned that for me, starting a seed indoors is nearly impossible. Seeds like natural sunlight, and more of it than I would have imagined. Even outdoors on the porch if the spot never got hit with direct light, the seeds struggled to grow.
Zinnias somehow do an amazing job in full sun during the summer months even with the extreme heat we get. I grew these in South Scottsdale. They did absolutely love the Monsoon rains we got this year but were also doing well in the extreme hot temperatures we got in July this year. Full sun, no shade and these babies are still going strong!
The more you pick these beauties, the more they grow. They only last about a week or so indoors, and have little smell.
Pictured above: Elephant's food. This might be the easiest plant to grow outdoors here in the Valley. They are gorgeous and green, and if you simply water them when you think about it they'll do great. You can even cut a piece off, stick it in dirt and it will grow! The plant on the right are pieces I cut off from the plant on the left and they've grown bigger in just a few months and I did nothing special. I always recommend this plant to anyone who thinks they just can't have any outdoor plants, they are SO easy. They do need the sun, so I don't recommend them as an indoor houseplant, however that being said, just because I can't make them work indoors, doesn't mean its not possible.
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Hi, I'm Christina! I'm a full time licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona. I am passionate about all the things that go into making a house a home. I love the state of Arizona and consider myself a specialist in the South and Central areas of Scottsdale and Phoenix.
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