Yellow and Orange Cosmos

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Recently, I’ve started some of my summer flowers from seed and the potential for future colour and perfume laying dormant in those little packages has got me daydreaming once again about all of the inspiring and cheerful cosmos I saw in the Caribbean.

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The flowers in these photos were photographed in St. Lucia where our friend David grew a massive patch of orange and yellow cosmos all along one side of a very old stone wall.

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Here is a view taken from the other side of the wall. The burgundy and pink plant on the far right is the bronze roselle I posted about previously. Unfortunately, try as I might, I was unable to obtain germination from those seeds.

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These days, the weather here in Toronto is wonderful, but sometimes I miss the Caribbean so badly, it feels like a big hole in my gut.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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13 thoughts on “Yellow and Orange Cosmos

  1. Bright and sunny, the juxtaposed delicate cosmos blooms and the rigid old stone wall is stunning. I miss the Caribbean and its cool quiet mornings, too. My parents are on a plane to Puerto Rico right now. And I’m not bitter at all. Nope. (lucky bastards)

  2. I planted the yellow and orange cosmos last year. They were beautiful and bloomed during the heat of the deep south when nothing else bloomed. Unfortunately, it’s reseeded so well, this year the volunteers are everywhere. Like the lawn and the neighbor’s yard. Oops!

  3. I love Cosmos!!! They are my forever friend here in Texas, where they grow despite the heat and lack of water. I just planted some rainbow cosmos and some heavenly white cosmos at the school garden, where hopefully they will bloom, bloom, bloom all the way through to the fall!

  4. Cosmos are gorgeous and do well here in the mild south of England if it’s not too damp in spring – but if it is, all our potential volunteers damp off and rot. I would love to live somewhere that they germinated madly.

    The colours of the Caribbean, once seen, live in the heart forever, don’t they?

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