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Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

In Albuquerque, these don’t flower until August or September. I’m wowed by how early they bloom in Phoenix. Is that normal? Or is my garden made up of weirdos?

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, baby Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

So cute!

Speaking of cute, you still have time to guess the current puzzler, in which I asked if these flowers were real or fake:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, real or fake plant puzzler

A bit of a departure from my usual puzzlers – this one’s meant to be silly. Leave your best guess in the comments section. The deadline is tonight at midnight MST (that’s 2am EST). There will be imaginary prizes galore for all who play.

I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) tomorrow after an all-new Ask the Experts Panel. That’s right – the Experts return from break tomorrow! We hope to see you back here!

Cosmos flower photos never get old! (Well, not for me, anyway.)

Good To Grow, Liza'a photos, Cosmos Flowers

So pretty! Especially with the blue Morning Glories in the mix.

If you haven’t ventured a guess in the current plant puzzler, you still have time to do so. Here’s the puzzler, in which I asked if this plant was real or fake:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, real or fake plant puzzler

It’s a tricky one this week! If anyone who has already guessed has second thoughts, you’re welcome to change your vote – I don’t mind!

The deadline is tonight at midnight MST (that’s 2am EST). Leave your best guess in the comments section. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) tomorrow. Imaginary prizes will abound for all who play, whether your guess is correct or not. It’s a win-win for everyone!

The Experts will return next Friday, along with more puzzler action. Yay! The Experts are coming back! They’re looking forward to it, and so am I!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, pretty blooms

 

You didn’t think I’d go the whole season without posting photos of Cosmos flowers, did you? I can’t help myself – they’re too pretty for me to resist!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

They’re not as tall as they’ve been in past years, mostly due to my inconsistent watering. They’re starting to take off now, though, with the rain we’ve been getting. So you can expect to see approximately 45,000 more photos of Cosmos in the coming weeks, haha!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Last night, after using paper plates filled with rubbing alcohol to kill wasps, I left the wasp carcasses where they were on the plates. They were gross – I’d say probably 75 to 100 dead bodies – so I decided to leave them be for the night.

This morning, when I looked at the plates, about half the carcasses were gone. Disappeared.

By this afternoon, they were all gone.

I have no explanation for this. The plates are there. The alcohol and the wasp bodies are not.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

It’s time for the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again, yay! You know how much I love flowers!

Let’s start by checking out the backdoor container garden oasis on a recent afternoon:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Shadows nonetheless, I’m still happy with how the containers have performed all summer. They have been a joy.

Also a joy, the Cosmos flowers in front:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

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Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

I sure will miss them when they’re gone.

More from the back – the Marigolds making me happy:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The Geraniums (somewhat) came back to life after a long absence this summer:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The Gazanias also came back to life after an absence:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Another fav is the Agastache:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

My fall bloomers are still blowing my mind, the Zauschneria ‘California fuchsia’:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

I have no regrets adding those to my garden.

Indoors, Candy, a Lime tree, is producing heavenly scents indoors:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Lady Evermore, an Aeschynanthus, has blooms but they don’t produce a scent. Which is ok, because she makes up for it in color:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

And the Echeveria whose bloom is like the energizer bunny:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, October 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

It’s so nice to have blooms indoors.

Judging by the buds on the Schlumbergeras, next month will be packed with Christmas Cactus blooms. Fingers crossed anyway.

So that’s what’s blooming in and around my casa. If you like flowers as much as me, you should check out Carol’s blog over at May Dreams Gardens. She’s the one who suggested we post photos of our blooms around the 15thish of each month. Thanks Carol, for hosting again.

I’ll be back tomorrow with photos from those of you who don’t blog but still want to share their flowers with us. If you haven’t sent photos to me yet, you have plenty of time. Just shoot me an email.

I hope to see all of you back here.

Not only am I in awe of the Cosmos flowers, but I even love the shadows they make!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

I think they look cool on the adobe wall.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

That’s quite the riot of color for October!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Cosmos flowers

I am gonna miss them when they’re gone. Luckily I’ll have no shortage of photos to remember them by, haha!

Aaahhhhh…ok, enough of the Cosmos.

You still have time to guess the plant puzzler. This one was sent in from Claude from Random Rants and Prickly Plants. He asked if this Bromeliad was real or fake:

Good To Grow, real or fake plant puzzler

Leave your best guess in the comments section or on my facebook wall. I’ll reveal Claude’s answer and the winner(s) tomorrow after an all-new Panel of Experts. Then imaginary prizes will abound. It’ll be good times – hope to see you back here.

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For those of you planning ahead – October Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is next Tuesday the 15th, so if you have photos of what’s blooming in your garden that you want to share, but you don’t have your own blog, please email the photos to me, and I’ll post them on Wednesday.

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Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

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