Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cosmos and 10 Summer Flowers


Cosmos
Originally uploaded by ragnar1984

Do you rediscover flowers, like me?
I recently planted some cosmos, which I used to grow. I planted a six pack of mixed colors, mostly of the lavender color in this photo, and a six pack of ruby taller cosmos.
These are great sun loving flowers, with feathery foliage, and I am so glad to see them waving in my garden again.
For tips on 10 flowers with photos of each, that provide summer color, my online article is here:
http://www.positivelyfeminine.org/Creative/garden/th/flowers.htm
What flower that was an old friend have you rediscovered recently?

21 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Terra,

I have a couple packets of these seeds and wonder how they might hold up with the hot desert temps we have. I'll have to try it and let you know.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

lakeviewer said...

They are lovely and do well here in the Northwest climate.

Mumsy said...

Your Cosmos are beautiful. I planted marigolds and zinnias for the first time this year in many years. I am anxious to see them bloom. Hugs

Marilyn said...

I used to grow Cosmos years ago but they eventually froze out. Maybe I should get some seeds & start them again!! I had forgotten how much I loved them!!
Have a Great Weekend!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Jemi Fraser said...

I love Cosmos. For some reason they weren't available in our area last year, but I picked up some this year. They're so pretty! :)

Liane said...

I always love to see the brown-eyed Susans in bloom - I just love the yellow and browns together...and they are so easy to grow!

Deborah said...

Oh thank you so much for stopping by so that I could come meet you and visit your lovely garden!
Beeeeeeeeeeeeutiful! Very pleased to make your acquaintance.
**blows kisses** Deb

the wild magnolia said...

Flower stand still and give us so much joy.

I love Cosmos and Foxgloves the best. Foxgloves to not do well here in the stifling summer southern heat. So, I love them from afar!

Happy Weekend.

GWENDOLYN said...

I have planted cosmos in the garden in the past... but not this year.. looking at your's I am wishing I had.. not to late I guess.
Blessings
Gwen

Julie said...

Hey, Terra... Life's kept me from blog visits lately. I'm glad I was able to stop by today. Thanks for your sweet words at my blog.

I planted some hydrangeas this year. I love them, always have. They remind me of my grandmother's garden, which I loved to walk through. I just got my first blooms and am so excited...

Hope you are doing well!

Hopeful Heart said...

Thank you for stopping by my new blog. Since I am just returning to blogging after a 15 month hiatus, it's been lots of fun to "meet" new friends.

I love flowers!! I can't decide which is my favorite---the hydrangea or the peony. Peonies bring back more memories, as we had a HUGE deep red peony bush at my childhood home. I had forgotten all about it for years.

Well, you have a lovely day,
Patti (Of Days and Dreams)

Mountain Woman said...

What a beautiful flower. I just rediscovered sunflowers and I'm glad I did. I so enjoy all your beautiful pictures on your blog.

koralee said...

I adore Cosmos...yours are lovely..I have them every year! Hugs for a great week.

Beth in NC said...

Those are beautiful!

I have been thoroughly enjoying my Mimosa blooms! They smell so sweet and they have absolutely filled our yard. You saw on my blog some of our Gardenias. Love them too.

Thanks for visiting me!

Love,
Beth

My name is Glenda... said...

Hi, just a note to say thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...I love your cosmos..and the idea of the book you have published intrigues me...
lovely blog...
blessings,
glenda

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Terra,

Oh my goodness - I love Cosmos and forgot to plant them this year. Yours are beautiful and I love you post on Summer Flowers. Thank you for your kind comments about my Garden Angels post.

Hugs and Blessings,
Erin

Mari said...

I love cosmos. We need to plant some this year again!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Beautiful! My cosmos have just started to sprout ( planted seeds) I think they're the same color as yours :-)

Just Breathe said...

They are so pretty.

La Bella Vie said...

I NEED YOU HERE IN PORTLAND OREGON! MY GARDEN NEEDS TO BE BEAUTIFUL FOR JULY 17TH AND I'M PANICED!

La Bella Vie said...

Thank you so much for your suggestion in regards to flowers in Portland. I do need to make a trip to Portland Nursery to get goodies, but the one thing about your garden is that its had time to grow, the thing I'm lacking...time:)
Thank you for coming by La Bella Vie, I don't have an email on the site just to keep it simple. I did have an email up at one point but its too many places to keep track of:)
Terry