My A-Z posts this year are based on my garden – flowers, animals, the birds and the bees, butterflies - with a bit of poetry thrown in. For some letters I am expecting to cheat somewhat – wishing they were here.
“Thou whoreson zed! thou unnecessary letter” (King Lear. Act 2 Scene 2, Line 68)
Z - Zinnia
Like many I am pleased to get to ‘Z even although I have no flowers in my garden beginning with ‘Z’.
So I have chosen Zinnia as a flower we could grow if I went out and bought some bedding plants. Hopefully they would look like this - eventually,
|Bunch of Zinnias|
I do not know of a bird or butterfly for ‘Z’ so I guess Zinnia will have to be my swansong this year, unless you will accept this:
|Zebra Plant (Calathea zabrina)|
I have never seen a plant like this and I don't think that we will ever see a real zebra in our garden.
The garden theme has taught me just how much we take for granted and how many things there are that I have still not photographed.
Finding poems connected with my posts has taken me down avenues that I had never been down before, Hope you have enjoyed what I found as much as I did.
My special thanks to everyone who has commented. I know many others have visited my posts as well – thank you for that.
- Zinnias - Drilnoth - Public domain
- Zebra Plant - Cliff from Arlington, Virginia, USA - CC BY 2.0 (upload Magnus Manske)