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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Putrajaya Floria 2011 Part 8 - Cosmos and Coreopsis for Todays Flowers #152

1 - Yellow coreopsis

Today I have the honour to be guest friend of Today's Flowers # 152. My grateful thanks to TF team Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Sandy Carlson. To participate or view other beautiful entries around the world please visit Today's Flowers, the link is here.

These flowers are from Floria 2011. If you know how to differentiate between cosmos and coreopsis flowers, please teach me.

“Putrajaya Floria 2011 Part 8 - Cosmos and Coreopsis for Today's Flowers # 152”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ on July 17th, 2011.

2 - Yellow coreopsis
As I know, coreopsis flowers are mostly yellow.

3 - Pink cosmos

4 - Light pink and magenta colour osmos

5 - Pink cosmos with a dark pink centre

6 - Creamy white cosmos

7 - Yellow (Left) and orange cosmos (Right)

8 - Orange cosmos
This is the last in my series of daily Floria 2011 posts for this week. Today is also the last day of Floria 2011. Hope you have enjoyed the visits with me.

You are welcome to join me at Today's Flowers by clicking on the icon below:

Cheers and happy weekend!


  1. Who are more beautiful?

    The guests or the flowers?

  2. I wish i can find the purple or pink cosmos here, as i only see yellow and orange. How high is the temp now in Putrajaya?

  3. Very easy, the main distinct difference between Cosmos and Coreopsis is the spelling and the rest, sorry I cant even tell the colors apart. Awesome pixz. tQ.

  4. can cosmos grow here in malaysia and where can i get the seeds. juz love the colours and btw beautiful pics.

  5. Your photos are soothing to the soul. Lovely flowers and thank you for sharing more beautiful blooms on the TF home page.

  6. I would love to have some of those Cosmos in my yard. I hope you have a wonderful day. Gorgeous photos and flowers.

  7. Wow! Pretty cosmos..mine are very small blooms (ulam raja)! Do they sell their seeds there or just plants?

  8. Each is a work of art. Gorgeous!

  9. These are all so beautiful and I love your shots on the home site of Today's Flowers.

  10. Rainfield, the flowers were beautiful even after it rained in the fields ;>)

    Lotusleaf, thanks!

    Andrea, the weather in Putrajaya is partially cloudy, between 30-32C (I think). The most common is yellow and orange here too.

    Bananaz, I have updated my post with colour description now, hehe!

    Anonymous, we can grow cosmos and coreopsis in Malaysia. You can find the young plants or seedlings in your local nursery. If you buy these plants and grow in your garden, you can collect the seeds after the flower heads has dried up. The seeds of the common yellow and orange cosmos are also sold in packets which are available at garden centres and hypermarkets.

    Denise, thanks!

    Eileeninmd, wow, your yard must be very attractive now!

    Asha, thanks!

    P3chandan, this year I can't find any seeds at the garden bazaar. They sell ulam raja plants there, also many types of ornamentals, fruits, vege, herbs and spice plants, even white bunga kantan. In fact many many choices this year.

    Asha, thanks!

    Roan, welcome and thanks!

  11. Carver, Welcome to My Nice Garden and thanks! I love orchids.

  12. Hi Autumn

    Wonderful post!
    Marvelous flowers!
    Thanks for sharing!


  13. These flowers are all gorgeous! You have so much variety in colors and species of flowers where you live. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Loverly flowers, AB! I'll have to back read a bit. I don't think I caught all your Floria features. Thanks for sharing your visit with us. If only it were so easy to travel with plants. I'd be at a lot of regional garden shows. LOL!

  15. YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND AS I´ve said before: YOU capture the beauty by a simple way....I like it...Sometimes, I want to visit you more, but I can´t because I travel as a destination photographer. For that reason I canelled my account on FB. I couldn´t know what my friends were doing.


    Have a nice day

  16. I love the variety of colors of cosmos!

  17. Thanks for sharing these beauties!
    Love it all :)

  18. tq for the info regarding the cosmos.Thanks for sharing and have a blessed week

  19. I have a few of the Cosmos in my garden here it is a seed plant that you plant indoors in spring and then under summer you plant them outside.

    I have one that is both white and red!

  20. I love cosmos, I some some in my garden but they are not flowering yet. These are amazing!

  21. Lovely photos. Cosmos and Coreopsis are two of my favorites.

    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Beautiful Cosmos blooms. Thanks for sharing your pics with us.

  23. Luiz, thank you very much for the visit and support!

    Modern Mom, Mama Zen, Pat - Welcome to My Nice Garden and thank you very much for the nice comments.

    Bom, you are right. Even with a car, there is a limit to the plants we can buy and carry home.

    Grace, I am inspired by your encouraging comment. TQVM for letting me know.

    Chubskulit, Lina, you are so sweet.

    Anonymous, hope you'll get lots of beautiful cosmos for your garden.

    Maria, Wow, you have both white and red? I think it is a great combination. These colours are not common in my area.

    DJ, good luck with your cosmos. Hope they'll flower soon to fill your garden with their cheer and brighness.

    Vetsy, no praying mantis at the venue ;->

    Solitude Rising, I like your Walking Iris too!

  24. Wow these pics are so lush and splendid! Thanks for providing some visual relief over here.

  25. Oh my, I love those amazing swaths of Cosmos! Such a graceful flower and the colors are so bright. I have some planted in my garden as annuals. They're great cut flowers, too.

  26. I love cosmos! Thanks for showing so many different colors...lovely!

  27. Gosh, these are utterly gorgeous. You are one talented photographer in a beautiful place.

  28. Beautiful flowers and photos.

  29. Wow what colorful and beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining my blog.

  30. The flowers are so gorgeous! Whenever we have flower shows here, I try not to miss it.Cosmos usually are one of the many flowers shown here too.

  31. Beautiful flowers, very colorful.

  32. I love cosmos. I grew some from seed to see how they would do in the heat of the Arizona desert. When the temperature hit 118 F (48 C) they all died. So not so good for growing here.

  33. Pretty collection of Cosmos! I have only seen orange variety!

  34. So sweet of you to add in the color description for every pix coz of Bananaz CVD. #7 pix yellow and orange the same hahaha. tQ.

  35. such lovely blessings you grant us!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral


  36. Fabulous shots and wonderful flowers!
    Love cosmos and I've got some in my garden too!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to comment;o)

    Have a nice and happy day****

  37. Congratulations for being featured as a guest @ Todays flowers. Awesome photos you have got there.

    I have cosmos only in 'orange' growing at home. But hey these are just gorgeous n in sooooo many beautiful colours. Loved them.

    Wudn't know the difference between the two though.


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