You can’t see the forest for the trees.
You can’t see the cosmos for the weeds!
Not every forest is made up of Giant Sequoias. One definition of forest is: A large number or dense mass of vertical or tangled objects.
So here is my little forest of Cosmos.
It has been great lately, to have cooler autumn weather and some good showers. The only drawback then is that all the weeds grow like mad and far outstrip the flowers.
I was a little late in weeding my flower bed this year: see the Before and After photos below.
As luck would have it, this saved all the little cosmos flowers from being weeded out, since I would not have recognised them as flowers when they were too tiny. I was very surprised to see them, actually, because they have magically re-seeded themselves from last year.
So here they are. Each and every tiny seed has had the opportunity to grow into a flower.
Last week, I showed you some of the plants that are blooming in my Western Cape garden in the middle of autumn, with winter rapidly approaching.
This week is more of a light-hearted ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at what goes on to maintain these plants. Enjoy!