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Plantidote of the day 2011-09-25

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cosmos

cosmos bipinnatus

cosmos, Mexican aster

This annual hails from Mexico. Just give it sunshine and it will bloom its head off. As a matter of fact, too much care (fertile soil and plenty of water) will make for a lush green plant, but not many flowers. Cosmos, from the Greek meaning order and harmony of the universe. Something we can all appreciate.

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I've been waiting for my cosmos to bloom (finally!) but noooooo -- the poor things just can't get warm enough. Doesn't matter, I love them anyway. Such elegant, simple shapes -- and the colors, OMG!!

Plus, Cosmo is a great dog name, I'm saving for the next one who wanders in.

Thanks, jerz, made my day!