Because of all the rain in the Spring and early Summer, my zinnia's are HUGE. Some are as tall as I am (5'6"). I'm not really a gardening kind of person but I like zinnia's but not weeding. You can see my neighbor's house. It is built entirely from railroad ties. He is a great neighbor. Very old but if he see's you are having trouble with something he comes right over to help. I remember when Maryssa was riding her horse (who recently died). She fell out in the field, in front of the house, he came right over to check on her. He really is sweet on the inside, covered by a grumpy, old man on the outside.