Cosmos Flowers

Tall, bushy with large profuse flowers. An old fashion favorite that attracts all the butterflies and hummingbirds

When Can I Plant Cosmos October 30, 2008

When Can I Plant Cosmos  

   

 The central rule of thumb is to plant after the last day of expected frost in your area.  Remember, cosmos are annuals and are frost sensitive.  A few days too early can mean the difference between a beautiful flower garden….and a disaster. 

Planting Zone Map   

Learn what planting zone you live in:

Knowing your planting zone can be very useful when your are planning your garden and flower bed areas.

When you order plants online or through a catalog it is very useful for you to know what will have the best success in your zone. 

Most plants are marked with a zone number. Use this map to know what plants will do best in your zone.

                     

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USDA PLANTING ZONE MAP

 

Using the Zone Map is really very simple. Find your geographic location on the map. Observe the corresponding color to that location. Look at the map key. That number designates the zone in which you live. 

You should select products that can survive in yourzone. Simply read the item description and you will find a either a zone number or a range of zones. The lower of the the two zone numbers tells you the lowest recommended zone in which that plant can survive. Sometimes, an item will thrive outside that zone area. Remember this is only a guide.

For more information visit:

Indicator Plant Examples Listed by Zone

Plant Hardiness Zones, Details

From: Plant Power

AVERAGE DATES OF FIRST AND LAST FROST
NOTE: The dates below are for the Northern Hemisphere
(Adjust appropriately for Southern Hemisphere)
Zone 1
Average dates Last Frost = 1 Jun / 30 Jun
Average dates First Frost = 1 Jul / 31 Jul Note: Vulnerable to frost 365 days per year

Zone 2
Average dates Last Frost = 1 May / 31 May
Average dates First Frost = 1 Aug / 31 Aug

Zone 3
Average dates Last Frost = 1 May / 31 May
Average dates First Frost = 1 Sep / 30 Sep

Zone 4
Average dates Last Frost = 1 May / 30 May
Average dates First Frost = 1 Sep / 30 Sep

Zone 5
Averagedates Last Frost = 30 Mar / 30 Apr
Average dates First Frost = 30 Sep / 30 Oct

Zone 6
Average dates Last Frost = 30 Mar / 30 Apr
Average dates First Frost = 30 Sep / 30 Oct

Zone 7
Average dates Last Frost = 30 Mar / 30 Apr
Average dates First Frost = 30 Sep / 30 Oct

Zone 8
Average dates Last Frost = 28 Feb / 30 Mar
Average dates First Frost = 30 Oct / 30 Nov

<FONTSIZE=4>Zone 9
Average dates Last Frost = 30 Jan / 28 Feb
Average dates First Frost = 30 Nov / 30 Dec

 

Zone 10
Average dates Last Frost = 30 Jan or before
Average dates First Frost = 30 Nov / 30 Dec

Zone 11
Free of Frost throughout the year.

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A Small Bit of Cosmos Flower History

Filed under: annuals,cosmos flowers,flower gardening — patoconnor @ 8:16 pm
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    A Small Bit of Cosmos Flower History 

Cosmos Flower History – Cosmos flower history states that it is a popular flowering plant grows and blooms twice a year. It is 3-6 ft tall plant and if cosmos flower history is to be believed it attracts visitors from nearby and far off places to see glorious and profuse blooming of poppies in spring season and autumn season. This means that cosmos glower history has witnessed blooming of these flowers every year from April to June and September to mid- October.

Cosmos picking event after the season has marked an important note in the cosmos flower history. During this event people try to pick as many cosmos flowers as possible. Originating from Mexico, ‘cosmos’ is derived from the Greek and stands for a universe that is balanced in order and regularity. This is equally fitting in the case of flowering plants where regularity and order is widely observed. These flowers became popular in early part of the twentieth century when there are no blooms till fall.

Cosmos flower history tells that these flowers bloom once during a season that is twice in a year – spring and fall. It flourishes in sunny locations and blossoms come in all shades of deep pink to white. Hence, it makes nice cut flower.

Cosmos flower history also tells tales of a movie being made in the name of these flowers. ‘Remembering the Cosmos Flower’ is the movie in question and comes under the classification of message movie and psychological drama. The movie made waves in Canada and Japan and earned rare reviews from the critics.

Directed by Junichi Suzuki the movie marks an impression in the cosmos flower history. It is a poignant story of a courageous school girl, Akiko Sonoda, whose youth is aborted by the dreaded AIDS virus, which is rarely discussed in Japan. Akkio is injured in a car accident in her village to which she returns after spending sometime with her parents in South America. She contracts AIDS through a blood transfusion. AKkio’s best friend finds it difficult to reconcile with the situation and so do other classmates at school. Akkio’smother never gives up and tries to bring cheer and respect to Akkio whose health keeps declining everyday.

Cosmos flower history dates the blooming of flowers in Japan during the spring season. They appear lovely and their colors carry special meaning to their bloom. For instance, red color signifies a maiden having pure heart, while white color signifies a maiden having purity and innocence. Red and white signify a maiden having sincerity.

Cosmos flower history has wide patronage in Japan and neighboring country of India. Order and regulation is what appealed to the Japanese and to US. This they might have learnt from cosmos flower history itself.

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Welcome to Cosmos Flowers

Filed under: annuals,cosmos flowers,flower gardening — patoconnor @ 8:05 pm
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Welcome to Cosmos Flowers     

Since I now have my “Zany for Zinnias” and my Marigolds blog up and running, (and growing well mind you)   I am beginning my third flower blog.

I have some thirty-six other internet sites on prose, inspirational writings and medical conditions.  But, I needed a change and what a better idea could there be then starting some blogs on my favorite flowers and ideas on gardening.

Cosmos is another of my top favorite annual flowers.  Like Marigolds and Zinnias, it too is a native of the Americas, originating in Mexico.

It also is loved by butterflies and hummingbirds, alike and is wonderful to use in mixed flower boquets.

If you grow them once, you will forever fall in love with these versatile and lovely flowers.

 So enjoy!      

Pat O’Connor

01/29/2007 – New WordPress Blog started 10/30/08