Monday, June 25, 2018

Something New In The Sun Garden ~ Cosmos

I tried something new in the front sun garden this spring.
I spread Cosmos seeds early in the year, and we've
enjoyed a colorful bounty of delicate blooms since spring.

For over a decade, I've had Knockout Roses growing in the front.
They were a lovely welcome as you approached our home
and perfect year round in this sunny spot. Over the past
year they began to decline and limp along.  
I decided to pull them out to try something different.
Not knowing what I want to plant just yet, 
I simply scattered Cosmos seeds in after the new year. 

I'm happy I did!  
These easy growing flowers are perfect for 
our sunny spot at the front walk.

Cosmos is from the Greek word, kosmos
which means beautiful.

And beautiful they have been, with their tall feathery leaves
and vibrant colors ~ magenta, pink, orange, and white.

 Cosmos attract bees, and bees have certainly been buzzing around.
Here is one I managed to capture on the nearby Coneflowers.

My favorite thing about these pretty blooms, 
is that they are easy to grow, attract bees and butterflys, and are
perfect as cut flowers to bring inside to fill containers in our home.

Their bright colors and daisy like appearance 
are sure to bring a smile, don't you think?

 They are perfect happy blooms with which to fill my
MacKenzie-Childs vases, mugs, and flower frog bowls
of various patterns in the Taylor ceramics.

They are also the perfect addition to 
my favorite Courtly Check!

Since I'm linking this post to two special garden parties,
I baked Coconut Cherry Cupcakes for us.
It is a party after all!
Check back later in the week for a full post 
and details on these tasty cherry treats.
Be sure to stop by and visit the other garden posts.
Dates and links below.

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