HAVE YOU EVER PLANTED COSMOS IN YOUR GARDEN? IF YOU HAVEN"T YOUR SO MISSING OUT!

Hi there, feeling that Spring fever here in Southwest Florida. I have started several plantings of flowers. A recent trip to Home depot introduced me to "Cosmos", such a pretty flower and also easy for first time gardeners. I have been told that Cosmos traditionally are started by gardeners with seeds and that finding these treasures at Home Depot is rare. I am so lucky to be able to get them as plants. They came two colors to a pot.




The name Cosmo means "Balanced Universe".  Rumor on the internet says that these gems should not be fertilized, that's always a good thing. They grow tall between 3- 6' tall and about 12-18 inches in width.


There are 20-26 different species of these beauties. Cosmos are annuals except for the Chocolate Cosmo, that's the one I am about to order online they are considered perenials, they have a sweet vanilla fragrance and are native to Mexico.




They are similar to marigolds when the flowers wilt you just pinch them off .




While butterflies and humming birds may flock to your Cosmos Deer will keep away which is a good thing seeing that we border the thick woods of the everglades where all animals roam. Since Monday the day I planted them they have already grown a couple of inches, I have them in a full sun bed that gets watered about every other day. I am also interested in the "candy Stripe" Cosmo but that and the Chocolate I will order online. Hope I have inspired you to fill your flower garden with these pretty Cosmos! Thanks for joining me in the garden!