Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I have and always will adore cosmos. They are such a delight to grow. The tall fern like plants, the delicate daisy like flowers and the bright colors make them such a wonderful addition to my garden. They attract butterflies and honey bees and lots of different beetles. They alaos distract grasshoppers from eating any nearby vegtables. Grasshoppers love to eat cosmos, flower petal and all. While some people might find that distressing, I don't mind. I have several eggplant and tomatoe plants nearby that appreciate the bug distraction.
These cosmos reseeded themselves all over my lawn this year. I had to literally dig up the small seedlings and place them inside the garden liner to save them form the lawn mower. And while it took FOREVER for them to bud and blossom, now look at them.