If you look in the garden you won’t see my nasturtiums. That is because they have developed a rare sort of variation called invisibility. No matter how hard you look you will not find them. They have developed a superpower beyond the ability of all creatures to completely evade detection! At least that’s what I’m telling myself…
Well… I tried, but I just couldn’t keep them going. The heat and the lack of sufficient water did them in for good. They were hanging on by a thread last month and I was hoping they would still be at least present and accounted for – but alas poor Spitfire, you are not there! If they could have hung around long enough they might have just enjoyed this beautiful weekend which was filled with fantastic weather! I came indoors only to eat, sleep, and write a post!
As a substitute for the nasturtiums I thought I would show some pictures of one of my favorite garden annuals – COSMOS! It isn’t picky and never needed supplemental watering no matter how dry it got this summer. It was also easily planted by sprinkling a few seeds here and there – I like that kind of seed sowing!
Here’s the closeup:
And here’s the whole plant. It’s located near my garden shed. Please excuse the dirt from excavation. I just completed a big project for the weekend – more on that later in the week!
Later this week I’ll be making an announcement about the 2010 Fall Color Project. I hope you will join in the fun and I would appreciate any help in promoting it through posts or placing a badge on your blog for it. I’ll have the details ready for reading in the next few days. Please check back soon!