You should see my big mound of zinnias planted in the cow dung compost heap. Lol! It is most striking and looks like a big, rounded, full bush. Some of the flowers are finally beginning to open and when the mound is in full bloom it should look quite stunning on the hill. I can’t wait.
The Japanese Beetles have taken a liking to the leaves so I have been hand picking them off and putting them in a jar I keep up there. The compost had lots of grubs which morph into these beetles and when I found the grubs in the other two cow dung compost piles we have been using I put them out for the bluebirds. I certainly did not get them all. Some of them were huge. A nice, juicy appetizer if you are the sort who likes grubs. If I was really smart I would have mixed diatamaceous earth into the compost pile before I planted the seeds. Ah well.
I’ve named the mound… Mt. Zinnia! 😀