Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Mexican Aster on the English Sussex Coast

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets


This is a Cosmos bipinnatus, also known as Mexican Aster. I found it at Shoots Garden Centre. We had a clump of wild echinacea growing in our front garden. Wonderspouse aka @Spats_Fumble hated the stuff. We have finally pulled it all out. My plan is to replace it with Cosmos. Apparently it is great favourite of Birds and Butterflies which is a wonderful thing.

I think it is a beautiful flower and smells really lovely, as well.

Last night I decided to attempt a few photos. I wanted something midsummerish. I can imagine wearing them in my hair and dancing about the garden. Oh dear, do you think I'm suffering from heat stroke??

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz

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