Monday, 29 February 2016

Colourful Cosmos

As I wander the garden now, in the last throes of a very hot Summer month, the cosmos plants are blooming happily. They have such simple, cheerful flowers! Their colourful blooms sit atop long stems that bend and sway in the breeze above a mass of bright-green ferny foliage.  When those blooms are spent, and the seeds form, they disperse on those breezes and self sow around the garden. So that, the next time the warmer months roll around, you'll have even more cosmos to brighten up your garden.

light pink


dark pink

Our little native bees seem to love cosmos as much as I do.  Dozens of them spend time every morning among the flowers happily plundering their pollen. I am happy just to watch their busy efforts  and to delight in the bright bursts of colour that are the cosmos flowers in my Summer garden. 

Happy Monday!



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    1. I love that they grow so easily without any real effort from me at all. I am somewhat a lazy gardener!