Orange Cosmos Flower Volunteer

By Published On: October 30th, 20230.7 min readCategories: Photos
A closeup of an orange cosmos flower

Volunteer Cosmos hanging out in the tropical garden

Chasing the baby chickens out of the tropical garden, I came across this orange cosmos growing along the lower path. I have no idea where it came from, but I’m happy it’s here.

What I’m not as happy about is a brown turkey fig tree (Ficus carica) that’s established itself just a few feet away. Dang mockingbirds keep taking the fruit off the tree by the chicken coop and spreading them around the Acre. They’re a pain in the butt to get rid of.

A larges cosmos plant in flower on a shady hillside

I like the cosmos, but that fig on the far right is going to be a problem

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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