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amorecuore wrote: You'll have to take that Cleopatra out of the pot, cut the foliage to the base and store it inside for the winter. Unless you're not into doing all of that work that is.
Yanked out all my zinnias a few weeks ago and planted Texas Bluebonnet and "Pixie Delight" annual Lupine seeds. They've germinated pretty well.
Here's the first blooms on the "Chocolate Royale" Salpiglossis plants. Have some "Kew Blue" Salpiglossis also but they are slower growing and don't seem to be as strong a plant as the chocolate colored ones.