Cherry Queen and California Giants Zinnia
Christine Enochs was selected to design the artwork for our Zinnias seed packet.
What is your favorite vegetable to grow and why?
Tomatoes are by far the most satisfying thing for me to grow. They’re also one of the most challenging, but watching them get to the point where they’re heavy and ripe and juicy is fun to see. There’s nothing better than a vine ripe tomato out of the garden!
Why did you choose the medium you did for the packet design?
I chose to work in oils, which I’m most comfortable with. I did some initial sketches in pen and watercolor, but decided I wanted more intense, vibrant color which I can get with oils. It gives me a richer, more eye popping effect while still getting some soft edges.