Okay, I tried to take a better photo of my adorable little zinnias. They are the "Cut and Come Again" variety. I love them for their beautiful shades of color. I like to cut them when they haven't fully opened. So you can still see the little, petals still partially formed.
I have a favorite style of vase that I try to find at thrift stores and yard sales because they are perfect for these small flowers. But, sometimes when I am stripping the leaves, I yank the heads off or there isn't enough stem for this vase. So, I found some smaller "vases". I have a pressed glass toothpick holder for these really short zinnias. It would make me sad to throw a flower away because it is length disadvantaged.
Then, I found some old, cut crystal glasses at the thrift store for 29 cents. I paid a dollar for the cut, champagne glasses. Yes, all these glasses are all different. I am sure 60 years ago or so, they were part of a set now reduced to a single. But, alone they make the most beautiful, mini vases for these mini flowers. Wouldn't these be the most adorable individual arrangements at a dinner party? You don't need many flowers to make the arrangement and it just takes a few small fronds of fern to back it.
This is a shot glass from San Diego with wild animals on it and the word Africa. So, I put these hot orange and yellow zinnias in it.
I don't really like orange flowers. But, I think I can live with these.
I like big zinnias, too!