Friday, November 12, 2010

Flower Friday - Cosmos


This week's featured flowers are - Cosmos!  These tall flowers are extremely easy to grow from seed and come in a wide variety of colors. Their foliage is airy and fern-like, so they make a very pretty backdrop for shorter flowers.  Cosmos are drought-tolerant, love full sun, bloom from mid-summer until first frost, and re-seed quite freely.  They thrive in poor soil conditions, and require almost no care.  Most Cosmos flowers have a light floral scent (with the exception of the 'Chocolate' variety which is famous for its a chocolatey vanilla fragrance), and they make beautiful cut flowers in wildflower arrangements.  To learn more about about Cosmos, check out the Cosmos page at Dave's Garden, the Cosmos page at Wikipedia, or the Cosmos page at

A brief blog update:

Sadly, I killed our laptop about two weeks ago, so the whole family is currently sharing our ancient (and painfully slow) PC.  The good news is that accidental damage is covered by our service plan (which is very fortunate since I managed to crack the screen and bend the power-supply pin).  But the bad news is that because I managed to destroy multiple parts of the laptop, it has to be processed through two separate service centers before making its way back to us.  *insert major laptop withdrawls here*  I really miss being able to keep up with all the bookish, blogish fun, so I am counting down the minutes until we get our laptop back.  But in the meantime, I will continue checking in and posting from our dinosaur-like PC as much as possible.
In happier news, we had the opportunity to meet Suzanne Collins last Sunday (so exciting!), and this weekend we plan to attend another awesome book event featuring several authors (including Gail Carriger and Ilona Andrews), so we'll have a couple of fun event reports to share as well as several reviews to catch up on in the coming weeks.  Plus, we can't wait to give away some fabulous signed books during our Gratitude Giveaway, so be sure to check that out on Wednesday (11/17).

Happy Reading!  :-)


Candace said...

I can't wait to hear about the Suzanne Collins event and to see you at the sci fi authorfest hopefully!
Sorry about the laptop! I've gotten so used to my netbook that when I use my ancient laptop it seems like everything takes eternity!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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