Cosmos Flowers - A Gallery
Gallery of Cosmos Flowers
"The 'Amen!' of Nature is always a flower." Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Cosmos Flower is dainty but strong, simple yet beautiful. They attract a few different flying pollinators out there, which is how I happened upon them initially. I love to grow flowers that attract butterflies, moths, and bees to my yard, so these came up quite naturally.
You can purchase a packet of inexpensive cosmos seeds from the dollar store even, and end up with amazing results. We tried this once, and were so pleased. They can get fairly tall, as well, which is nice in the garden. I dead head the cosmos as I can so they keep putting out more flowers. When in a full bloom, a garden with some cosmos is simply beautiful. Here are some of my cosmos that I captured with the camera.
Pictures of Cosmos Flowers From My Garden and Others
Photo 1 - This photo captures 3 cosmos with that extra splash of color in the center of the bloom. I liked how the three looked together, they made a good trio I think. The bees love these so much, and in all my years of growing them, I have never had a problem with bees bothering me, with any of my flowers.
Photo 2 - This photo of a white cosmos is an example of why white flowers are "growing" on me, so to speak. That may sound odd, but I always thought flowers had to be some amazing bright colors, or bold, and yet this simple and purely white flower is so beautiful to me. Simple and pure, and the light of the sun shines through so nicely. They are becoming a new favorite of mine.
Photo 3 - The side view of a pale lavender cosmos flower in the sunshine, leaning over toward the sun.
Photo 4 - A little bunch of cosmos growing together in a pot on the back deck here. Very easy to care for and fun to enjoy, in my opinion.
Photo 5 - White cosmos flower side view, leaning over a bit. I love how they look from the side as well. The simplicity is very sweet, almost like what kids draw when they draw flowers with crayons. That is kind of what cosmos reminds me of, and its just a sweet thing. ( I used to teach pre school, and I also can remember back to making those flowers too!)
Photo 6 - Ahh, to another new favorite when it comes to cosmos flowers! This one is a deeper hue, richer in color. The petals are different as well, and I just really love this kind of cosmos. It added some neat visual interest and design to my garden this year.
Photo 7 - Simple purple cosmos flower and bud, with a bee visitor. The bees can't seem to get enough this year of the cosmos.
Photo 8 - This photo may be my favorite in the gallery. Its just another side view with kind of a background blue with the light just the way I like it. It seems to showcase the beauty of the cosmos flower to me better than some others. A natural shot...
Photo 9 - Another view of a brighter or bolder colored cosmos. The center gets darker and it adds a nice touch.
I loved this quote below, how sweet and true sometimes...
"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." Quote by Kozuko Okakura