October 09, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Cosmos Love





30 comments:

  1. Nice macro photo of the disc flowers of the Cosmos! The tiny details are interesting. I like the pleated look of the pink petals too, they look almost like a pleated fancy dress.

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    1. Thanks, Hannah. I'm enjoying the last remaining blooms before we get our first frost. Cosmos is a wonderful annual for almost any garden, and the blooms last many days in a vase. Plus, the light plays through them in amazing ways, as you say. :)

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  2. Like it has been said . . .
    Pretty In Pink!

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    1. Yes, I enjoy all the Cosmos colors--pink, white, magenta, yellow, orange, and red. But the pinkies were blooming yesterday, and the light was perfect shining through their petals. :)

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  3. Beautiful photos of one of my favorite annuals!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I like everything about them--beauty, form, color, grace, and most of all: ease of growing. They'll grow in any soil, they bloom throughout the season, and they handle moisture, drought, and everything in between. Easy and lovely!

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  4. I planted Buddha's Hand cosmo, a bright orange one and it was a great success from seed. Seeing yours, I think I must find a spot for the pink ones. It will have to be located where they can be backlit like that...brilliant!

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    1. I'm not exaggerating when I say I enjoy all the colors of Cosmos. ;) Actually, I usually purchase 'Sonata Mix' or 'Sensation Mix,' both of which include a mix of pink, rose, magenta, and white blooms. The ones on this post are from a mix, although only the pink ones were blooming for this particular bouquet.

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  5. Ślicznie wygladają kwiatki na pierwszym zdjęciu. Moje różnokolorowe niestety już zmarzły. Pozdrawiam .
    Lookin pretty flowers in the first picture. My multicolored unfortunately froze. Yours.

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    1. Thanks, Giga. Difficult time of year. Our first freeze is only a few days away. :(

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  6. Beautiful!
    I love the light in the first photo
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. The light is wonderful this time of year. I have the vase of flowers just outside the corner window where I can see it whether I'm inside our out. The morning and afternoon light is stunning through the translucent petals of the blooms!

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  7. I do love cosmos. Yours is delicious.

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    1. There are so many reasons to love them. I don't know why I haven't featured them as a "plant of the month." I've gushed a little too much about them lately. Maybe next summer/fall. ;)

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  8. I love cosmos, such an old fashioned, romantic, delicate flower. Makes any cottage garden sing with garden mystery of fairies and garden nymphs.

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    1. Yes, yes--agreed! Very well-said, Donna! So there are the practical aspects of the reliability of the plant and blooms, and then the fact that they are so beautiful, and great cut flowers, too!

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  9. I am also a big fan of Cosmos. I like the white ones best, I think. Great pics!

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    1. Thanks, Jason. I honestly like them in every color. 'Sonata Mix' and 'Sensation Mix' are my favorites. But I also love the yellow and orange ones, too.

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    1. I could go on and on, but that would be a little silly. ;-)

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  11. I love cosmos! Mine struggled this year for a variety of stupid reasons. Next year I'm growing the taller reddish/orange ones. Great photos. :o)

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    1. 'Sensation Mix' is a great garden cultivar They grow to about 2-4 feet and you get a mix of white, pink, rose, and magenta blooms. I'd like to add more orange ones, too. I tend to mix a lot of color in my potager garden. It seems to work--in among the few garden veggies I grow here.

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  12. I used to grow cosmos - still love to see it.

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    1. The years when I haven't grown them, I've missed them. Same thing with Snapdragons and Zinnias!

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  13. I miss not having planted these this year. That will not happen next year. Just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. My only issue is I need more sun to grow more of my favorites...and more vegetables! I love the shade from the Oak trees, but I'd also love to have a bigger potager!!

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  14. Your pink cosmos is lovely, and they make perfect subjects for your camera!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I put a vase of them where I can see them regularly whether I'm inside or out in the garden. The autumn light catches the petals at fascinating angles!

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  15. I love cosmos too, but my sunny part of the garden is small and there are so many plants I would like to put there. On my list for next year I have put to look for some shorter cosmos that I can grow in a container on my patio, I am sure there would be some out there that could fit the brief. Loved your photos, that colour is gorgeous!

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    1. Helene, you have so many types of plants in your garden--it's absolutely incredible! Cosmos are gorgeous, no matter what size you choose. I'm not even a pink "fan," but when Cosmos blooms are wearing it, it's stunning.

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