Friday, July 10, 2009

Good morning, Sunshine!

An irrepressible flower. An essentially cheerful flower. A simple flower, with no hang-ups...An optimist.

It's a wonder I let it in the house.

7 comments:

  1. i am coming to like cosmos (the flower), too. i planted candy stripe. since i spray Serenade as a matter of course now, no mildew. so far. this year should be a good test once it heats up. IF it heats up. plus they can be seeded directly in the ground--more room under my grow lights for other stuff.

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  2. There are huge masses of cosmos growing in some of the interstate medians here and they look bright, cheerful, low maintenance, and wild...not a formal flower by any stretch of the imagination, with its long stems and slim foliage. I love how in your picture the border on the glass is barely visible on the glass itself but so crisp in its shadow.

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  3. Its shadow is even prettier!

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  4. I love cosmos. I always planted sensation mix and seashells. This is the first year I didn't get around to planting any. I actually bought a plant the other day. That really makes me feel like a loser.
    I still have some seed packets that I bought early in the year and maybe there are some cosmos in there. If I get them in this weekend maybe they'll bloom by Thanksgiving! I will sure miss them in the Fall when they really stand out.

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  5. Beautiful cosmos! Mine are just coming out and that particular shade makes me smile every morning when I walk pass my flower bed

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  6. Donna - your daylilies will be up this weekend! It's funny how I've never grown cosmos...it's so very easy.

    QC - I associate cosmos with the Lesotho Highlands. I even thought it might be native to Lesotho. Good of you to notice the glass...that's why I love the picture. These are old South African glasses, called Woodstock: the first commercially manufactured glass in South Africa. I adore them.

    Beence: si!

    Colleen...Fall...yippee.

    Loutron Glouton - I didn't realize how many people grew cosmos! Mine are supposed to be orange, too...still waiting for them.

    Gianna, I owe you an email! x

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