I shot this in my studio…
That may sound fancy, but really it’s just my office. Placed in the center of the room are two sawhorses holding up a piece of plywood, my camera/tripod, three supported hot lights, a large roll of black paper, two thin glass vases and the stars of the show: two single-stemmed blooms. I set up this shoot to see how two vibrant flowers would fair against a black backdrop. What do you think?
points of interest
Single, saucer-shaped, pink, magenta or white flowers with yellow centers appear throughout summer. Plants are upright and freely branching with threadlike leaves. Grow in a cutting or pollinator garden, or as a colorful filler in a perennial border.
Grow in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead to promote flowering and dense branching. Direct sow seeds in spring or transplant starts after danger of frost. Plant next to bushy shrubs or perennials, or stake to protect from wind.
friday’s flower fact
Along with marigolds, cosmos are the October birth month flower.
Botanical Name | Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sensation’
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Annual
Origin | Mexico
Zone | N/A
Flower Height | 4’
Flower Diameter | 3.5”
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To make this flower your desktop background, find the image and right click on the picture. A popup menu will appear with various options including “Set Desktop Picture".* Select that option and the image will now be your background wallpaper.
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