I love spring, all my hard work, cuts and scratches on their spikes pays off when full bloom starts around October November each year. I love looking out our front windows through to the garden.
The gazzineas are also a sight when the sun is bright, they open really big. Pruning is hard work and you should see in winter they are nothing but twigs and frost, (no snow though, sadly ever). But it's worth it for the color we get in spring and summer.