I planted three different kinds of flowers, but the zinnias came up so well (and grew like CRAZY once they were up) that they completely overtook the flower bed! Nothing else would grow.
The zinnias were supposed to be about 24" tall...they are currently about 4 1/2' tall! And they have started to grow out of the flowerbed and over the sidewalk and driveway. I actually ran one over with my car the other day...Oops! :) When we had our garage sale in August, we actually had a lady ask us if she could pay us for some of the dead blossoms so she could have the seeds! Don't worry, though, I let her take my dead flowers free of charge! :) I quit watering them a few weeks ago, thinking they were hitting the end of their season, but they are still growing away.
The last couple of weeks the flowers have been attracting some awesome butterflies. I thought the kids would think that was pretty cool, but admittedly, I get more excited about it than they do! I have loved seeing all of the different butterflies floating around. I couldn't help but look at their intricate details and remember the wonder of God's creations, both big and small! Aren't they beautiful?!