When it comes to such seeds as zinnia, birds drop them by accident, not
generally by poop. Seed-eating birds (and zinnia seeds are a favorite of many
birds) digest such seeds and what comes out the other end ain't viable.
Poop-planted seeds are generally those that are indigestible, such as fruit
seeds or hard-shelled seeds that are accidentally swallowed whole. That being
said, the zinnia probably ended up in DV's planter exactly the way you
described, particularly since the timing would be a bit off for the
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For somebody from New Jersey, you sure say a lot of stupid things, Tyra.
Never said that Zinnia seeds were carried in bird poop.
Zinnias do not have fleshy fruit that are eaten by birds.
Did suggest that the Zinnia seed came some other way.
You should read the whole reply before jumping to conclusions.
Hey, I'm sorry, but the Official New Jersey State Brain is out on loan until
Monday. I thought I'd do without it just to see what would happen. But
despite that, I did in fact read every word you wrote.
Didn't miss a syllable.
Didn't say you suggested that the zinnia seeds arrived in poop. (Did you read
MY whole reply?) I thought that what you wrote could be interpreted as
indication birds don't drop seeds but rather only poop 'em. Since I know you
know differently, I figured I'd just clarify....not particularly for you but
for anyone who cared to follow along with the thread. Nothing else to it.
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I love zinnias. I was at a talk recently and the speaker referred to them as
I love bright colors and zinnias sure come in bright colors. I love reds and
oranges, it's hard to get that in a zone 5 garden... so I do it with annuals.
zone 5 Connecticut
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