Nothin' But Pink
On this "Anything Goes" Pink Saturday, I've got pinks!
The cosmos are happier than they've ever been, loving the warm days and cool nights of early autumn.
Hover Flies are done caring about the coneflowers with so many cosmos around!
Candy Stripe cosmos are my favorite cosmos, they hold their color (unlike Sensation, which for me fades to an unattractive chalky look, with large ugly plants) and each flower is a bit different from its neighbor, even on the same plant. Not all are even striped. The orange here are sulfur cosmos, Cosmos sulphureus, mimicking its family member coreopsis.
Cosmos must be one of the easiest annuals to grow, just toss the seeds on the ground.
Not all the pinks are cosmos though. Here's bachelor buttons. I've never had them blooming this late in the year. Most of the other colors from the mixed seeds are through (a few blue left). I planned to order more of this mix from the same seller, but, alas, he isn't selling this year. Of course not...