Friday, October 17, 2008

The Oft' Dismissed Cosmos




Some dislike their growing habit. Their weedy-looking disposition.

All I know is . . . they stuck by me this season, from beginning to end, as my time in the garden greatly faltered. Cheerful. Resilient. Up for time as a cutting flower. Or a backdrop flower. And sometimes making plans to reseed and make another appearance - same spot, same time - next year.

What plant kept you company this season - through the thick and thin?

8 comments:

zoe krylova said...

i love cosmos. though i didn't manage to plant any in my new tiny garden that we are soon moving away from. through thick and thin, it's been calendula.

Les, Zone 8a said...

I would have to say that Lantana would be my stalwart this year. I have three varieties that all started blooming in May, laughed at our drought, and are still in full bloom now. One of them was supposed to be an annual that I planted in 2007.

Emma said...

My Mum has cosmos, marigolds, and some kind of daisy (amongst other things) and they all reseed wherever they want. (There are several marigolds growing in a sand and gravel pile in the backyard!) When I finish the vegie garden bed, I will be adding Mum's cosmos, marigolds, as well as some allysum and heartsease to attract insects to pollinate and protect the vegies.

Robin Lynne said...

I think they're beautiful! I've never seen these flowers before. The color is lovely and I like how wide and delicate they look.

Beautiful blog - I've got to read more of it!

-Robin Lynne
www.robinlynne.org

Tracey said...

All great plants to have kept you company!

Zoe - I need to plant more calendula next year.

Les - I need to *remember* lantana for next year.

Emma - Companion planting - how cool!

Tracey said...

Hi Robin,

Welcome! I'm so glad you are enjoying my blog - your photography is breathtaking!

inadvertentfarmer said...

One of my all time favorite flowers. Outstanding photos, thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

Yay, IF. A fellow cosmos-adorer! And, thanks . . .