I have always loved zinnias. They love the heat and sun and provide a vibrant color to the yard. I was gifted a new whiskey barrel of plastic instead wood so it should last a long time. I wanted to get zinnias started again. I had 3 packages of seeds that were who knows how old, so i just planted them all. Here they are in all their glory. The great thing is I can dead head the flowers and put the seed back in the barrel for re-seeding next year. I hope to have a barrel of zinnias for many a year to come.