Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Cosmos

I have been eyeing these Happy Ring Cosmos in the Parks Seed catalog for a couple years, so this year I stopped resisting and purchased the seed. They were started in my greenhouse and planted out only last week, so I was surprised to see them already blooming.



The colors of this Cosmos reminds me of when we used to tie-dye our T-shirts when I was a teen. You know....how you put the rubber bands on and then the dye makes concentric circles of various shades of color? I really like the effect. This flower, shown here in my favorite tiny vintage bottle, is a bit on the small side. I'm hoping the subsequent flowers will be larger, more like a regular cosmos, when the plant gets a bit more established. The catalog says they can reach 4-5 inches.

Happy Ring is just plain CUTE....and makes me happy!


11 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Oh yes, I had my share of tie dyed projects, much to my mother's chagrin! Cosmos really are happy-faced little blooms! :)

Me said...

very sweet - I am waiting for my cosmos to start blooming...I do love cosmos

Jane Marie said...

I've been seeing all different shades of cosmos that I didn't know existed. This one is really pretty.

Beth said...

I tried knee-high cosmos seeds this year which I really enjoyed. Very little drooping with all the beautiful pastel colors.

Leslie said...

Nice! They do look tie dyed and I really like the effect!

Eve said...

It does remind me of those tie dyed things. Or those crinkle broomstick skirts. It is lovely.

Krista said...

Oh I love the tie dye effect! Very pretty!

Cat said...

Truly lovely, and makes me happy too. Isn't it curious to see something in our garden that we would love to wear, but we can't anymore? Well, maybe we can, but we wouldn't...tie-dye, I mean.

Rhonda said...

Ohh..nice coloring. Your right, looks like tie-dye! I sure wish cosmos was a perennial.

chelle said...

if I reacall you scolded me for picking that very same happy litttle flower.

Di DeCaire said...

Cosmos is certainly great for filling in a bald spot quickly, so unusual ones are nice to come by.