Remember the cosmos I shared in a previous post that grew over 6' and had ZERO buds/blooms?
I'm happy to report a big change in that status. :)
It's about time because there's a chance of snow on Sunday night!
Maybe it's because we're at the end of the season, I don't know, (??) but every new bloom at this late date seems especially exquisite.
Cosmos 'Apricot' the perfect example.
Feast your eyes on that breathtaking blend of pink and apricot and just drink it in....
I think late season blooms are fabulous by design ~ for us to remember, hold onto and carry us thru the winter months ahead.
I'm absolutely certain this bloom will do that for me!
Cosmos 'Apricot' ordered from Annie's Annuals.
There's been other activity in the garden.
Nocturnal, excavating activity:
I wish I'd seen the perpetrator(s). Whoever it was made an almost perfect 2" diameter hole in my big Cinderella pumpkin. I should have taken a photo before I cleaned my patio because they also spewed the "guts" of the pumpkin out of the hole & all over the concrete. I've never had this happen in all the years I've put pumpkins in the garden.
Maybe I've just been lucky??
The apple garland is still intact around the fireplace (as is the one over the arbor)
so whatever investigated the pumpkin, passed on the apples.
I think I should install some cameras out there?? Anyone else curious about what you'd see??
Above: Section of back garden. Still very green thanks to all the rain this summer & fall.
Another look at the vintage iron urn.
The cabbages are really beautiful right now.
If we make it past Sunday night, it's forecasted to warm up again. With any luck, there will still be blooms to share for the next post.... I, for one, would love to see that huge 'Apricot' cosmos at its peak!