This oil painting recently sold at the gallery in Calabash on the very same day that I planted my zinnia seeds for a wonderful 2015 crop of my favorite summer flower. I ordered the seeds from Park Seed Company in South Carolina because their seeds are always the very best. I looked at them this morning and the seedlings have emerged from their bio-sponges indoors in the bio-dome planter. I hope to paint many colorful paintings of them this summer. The sponges with the seedlings go directly into the ground. Zinnias love the sun and the heat, and we always have plenty of that.