cosmos & cats

Sunday, August 25, 2013









a top 10 favourite flower of mine - cosmos -  this variety Bright Lights with Gussie, Oliver & Miss D in accompanying roles

Our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater 
than our willingness to be broken hearted. 
Brené Brown

I started these cheery orange & yellow cosmos from seed inside & finally planted pathetic, spindly, barely alive little seedlings in a sunny new bed filled with rich home grown compost surrounding a baby poplar tree (another favourite) that I also planted myself. These Bright Lights cosmos plants are now as tall as I am and covered in blooms so thick that you can  barely see my sweet poplar tree (which is also thriving). Poplar's are super fast growing and this little guy, planted 2 years ago as a 12" twig next year will be taller than me 5ft 4" ;-)

Blame is simply the discharging of pain & discomfort
Brené Brown

2 more greats thoughts from Brené Brown + a fantastic Fleetwood Mac cover by Lissie - happy Sunday




6 comments:

  1. Wow Susan, I wish I had your green thumb... those flowers are gorgeous. I love the photo with Oliver close up with the flowers, and I love the photo with Oliver and Miss D. It seems Miss D is looking right at you. Just lovely!

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  2. Yeah for Cosmos way into Autumn. Loving the colors they go so well with the room! We grow just white ones here on Oak Street. Tail wags
    ~moose

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  3. Hey Judy & Moose - I'd love to have a huge just cosmos garden with all 20+ varieties - maybe next year ;-)

    did you know that there's a chocolate cosmos that actually smells like chocolate ;-)

    happy sunday ! xoxo S + Gang

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  4. Noted, will plant next year. It amazes me how some plants are so determined to thrive. The bright cosmos look like lights against those chocolate brown walls.

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  5. What a delightful and colourful post to see on this rather ordinary Monday morning for me.
    I love the flowers, the yellows are just gorgeous and it is always a great feeling of happiness to visit here and see your flowers and lovely pets.
    I always leave feeling happier dear Susan.
    xoxoxo ♡

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