Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
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.
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. :)
Like it has been said . . . Pretty In Pink!
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. :)
Beautiful photos of one of my favorite annuals!
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!
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!
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.
Ślicznie wygladają kwiatki na pierwszym zdjęciu. Moje różnokolorowe niestety już zmarzły. Pozdrawiam .Lookin pretty flowers in the first picture. My multicolored unfortunately froze. Yours.
Thanks, Giga. Difficult time of year. Our first freeze is only a few days away. :(
Beautiful!I love the light in the first photoLeaLea's Menagerie
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!
I do love cosmos. Yours is delicious.
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. ;)
I love cosmos, such an old fashioned, romantic, delicate flower. Makes any cottage garden sing with garden mystery of fairies and garden nymphs.
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!
I am also a big fan of Cosmos. I like the white ones best, I think. Great pics!
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.
Oh yes, cosmo love indeed.Jen
I could go on and on, but that would be a little silly. ;-)
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)
'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.
I used to grow cosmos - still love to see it.
The years when I haven't grown them, I've missed them. Same thing with Snapdragons and Zinnias!
I miss not having planted these this year. That will not happen next year. Just gorgeous.
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!!
Your pink cosmos is lovely, and they make perfect subjects for your camera!
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!
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!
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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