The cosmos are sizing up now. Their stalks are thick and strong — it must be the duck manure that I worked into our sandy soil this spring. The seeds were started late this year since we didn’t have a garden at the time that I should have been direct sowing them.
Better late than never.
Ever since I publicly declared my love for this delicate and delightful weedy menace [oops... breaking my own rule here], I have resolved to grow more of them in my garden, the caveat being that I would go with unusual forms and/or double varieties and steer clear from the single pink and white varieties.
This year I selected a few varieties from Renee’s Garden* including, ‘Rose Bon Bon,’ ‘Double Click,’ and ‘Dancing Petticoats.’ Unfortunately, the individual tags have buried themselves in the garden somewhere so I can’t identify which is which.
*Disclaimer: Due to FTC regulations I am required to disclose that these seeds were provided by Renee’s Garden as testers; however, this is not a sponsored post and YouGrowGirl.com has not entered into any sort of agreement to promote these products.