Did you ever wonder why this flower is called Cosmos: from the Greek meaning universe?
There's something about it that satisfies my eye like no other flower; it bobs and seems to float in the wind, it's color ranges from delicate and demeur to strong and sassy, it's stems are a perfect green: just the right amount of yellow in it to seem almost invisible as it holds up the prize of it's fruit.
These Cosmos are delivered by the sweet folks at Drumlin Farm. Five bunches came in today and I spent an hour alone cleaning off the extra foliage and lovingly setting them in their deep, fresh water.
I dropped the bucket into an antique terra cotta garden cloche, and took photos.
I found Sanguasorba at one of our vendors in the market. I bought them out. This is another 'flower' that makes me very happy to use: it looks like little bees hovering over the arrangements. And there is beautiful hydrangea now, and blue thistle from Holland that is extraordinary. I'm a pig in....well, you know.
Last, but hardly least are the begonias from Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunkport.
The shop was quiet today, except for a few deliveries which I did myself. Some days, being alone in the shop is a meditation and I'm reminded why I love this crazy business - this floristry.