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Cosmos continues to set out new blossoms

Posted by blueberrytalk on September 11, 2013

Notice the pollen.

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Cosmos reaches peak blossom

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 26, 2013

Cosmos will continue to bloom until fall frosts. It attracts both bumblebees and honeybees

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Cosmos

Posted by blueberrytalk on September 14, 2012

It takes seven weeks after planting for flowers to show on the Cosmos but once they start to bloom the flowers keep coming. Cosmos is a late season foraging source for honeybees and bumblebees.

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The Cosmos come-on

Posted by blueberrytalk on September 14, 2011

Here’s the plan: Use a plant like Cosmos to draw bumblebees to our farm. (Cosmos keeps opening new buds from late summer through fall.) The bumblebees overwinter on our farm and next spring we have a good supply of pollinators. (Honeybees enjoy Cosmos as well. I like the colour of this honeybee.)

Honeybee on Cosmos

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