Zinnia Dreams

Dunnigan, CA
July 2, 2016

So even though it’s already November, ya home girl Ollie here again to hook you up with a new summer tradition that you need to  establish if you’re from the Greater Sacramento region. My older sister Diana heard from a friend, who heard from a cousin, who heard from her aunt’s boyfriend’s dog’s sweet potato (or something like that) about a nifty flower patch that grew free zinnias! Free flowers? Yes please!

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According to local legend (and by local legend I mean a blog post that my sister showed me about this place) the zinnias are grown by a kind soul who maintains the field and leaves them open to the public 24/7. They only ask that when picking bouquets for yourself, to also pick a bouquet for someone who could not come out there themselves: old people, sick people, etc. I decided mine would be for my lovely Mama!

So obviously I grabbed my favorite fellow flower/plant lover, Oxie, and our really good friend Stacie to go check out this magical flower field.

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However, per usual, before we actually made it to the flower field, we got lost. Which really wasn’t so bad because we found this pretty flowering tree and took a few photos by it (we’re obviously still fobs at heart, just a little bit more “hip”).

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Luckily we called up my great-with-directions-brother-in-law, Roman, who helped us find the zinnia field. Thanks Roman, you da real MVP!

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We spent the rest of the afternoon searching for the prettiest zinnias to add to our bouquets.

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In hindsight, we really should have brought vases with water for our flowers because they started to wilt on the way home. Luckily, mine were revived after I put them into ice water at home. Stacie’s were not so lucky, as she said hers only lasted a day or two after she brought them home.

Basically though, it was a wonderful afternoon, and if free flowers are your thing (and it should be cause its free) and you’re willing to drive half an hour to Dunnigan this is definitely a fun thing to do in the summer! You can read more about it and how to get there on the “local legend” blog I was talking about earlier.

You’re welcome!

xoxo Ollie! ❤

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  1. oh man!!! i miss our road trips with just us two!!! 😭😭😭😭

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