Tag Archives: Cosmos bipinnatus

In The Garden Today

With all the recent rain and warmth, the garden is in peak form, pleasing us and the pollinators– hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Even the goldfinches have begun to harvest Sunflower and Cosmos seeds. I love it when the garden becomes … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Asters and Cosmos

I usually like to take my time creating my arrangements, as I derive great pleasure from it, but this week I didn’t have the time, so here is my first ‘plonk’ for IAVOM. Of course, I had to use the heart-leaved … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Frost Warning

A cold front swept through Friday night and temperatures plummeted within a few hours from summer to autumn.  With frost warnings for Sunday night, I was scrambling Sunday afternoon to pick my tender annuals for vases in the house, three … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – ‘Voodoo’

Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ is casting its magic over the garden these days and I’m spellbound by its deep, rich burgundy color. Naturally, I must share them! I’ve added pink and white cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’), along with pink phlox (P. paniculata). Heart-leaved aster (Symphotrichum … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pure White and Yellow

I’ve been enjoying the purity of the white cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’) in my garden, so I thought I’d make an arrangement using them along with white phlox (P. paniculata) and white spider flower (Cleome hassleriana). Yellow zinnias (Z. elegans ‘County Fair Mix’) and lemony calendula (C. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Pink and Green

I decided on a pink and green theme this week, using my late mother’s wine-colored, etched glass vase, presumably from the 1940s or 50s, with grapes and vines twirling around it in a decorative pattern. I’ve used dark and light … Continue reading

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