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treefrog44

I live in central Florida, where its easy to garden year round 😄🍃🌻 🌹 My back yard is a sanctuary for butterflies, frogs, and all other critters!

Gossypium hirsutum

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treefrog44

#redfoliatecotton #cotton-flower

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brightcolours

#bestofseptember

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treefrog44

#cottonboll #redvariegatedcotton

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greenroomgarden

Nice shot! Great contrast.

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treefrog44

#redfoliatecotton #cottonboll

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treefrog44

#cotton #redfoliatecotton #gossypium

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lesliecole49

Why do you grow cotton? Do the pollinators like the flowers?

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treefrog44

@lesliecole49 I fell in love with the flowers when I saw the plant growing at a botanical garden last year! Then I found out about the different color foliage. So I tried them from seed this year. The bolls are great for crafts and I want to make my own twine with the cotton 😉

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treefrog44

@lesliecole49 I have lots of bees and butterflies everywhere, they visit everything!

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sushiwaitress

Oh you're right, those flowers are lovely. Never laid eyes on that before today.

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treefrog44

#redcotton #cotton #cottonboll #cottonplant #white #gossypium

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gjones

Is this the cotton plant that is used for fabric?

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greenroomgarden

Mmm...pretty!

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treefrog44

@gjones yes 😉

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gjones

What do you do with the raw cotton?

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treefrog44

@gjones this is my first year growing it, so I don't think I will have enough to do much with it, maybe make a few angel ornaments, and save seeds to grow more next year! I eventually would like to make it into rope to make macrame hangers 😉

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gjones

Thanks a nice idea!

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treefrog44

#redcotton #cottonplant #cottonboll #cotton #white #gossypium

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treefrog44

#redcotton #redcotton-flowerbud

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treefrog44

#redcotton #cotton #gossypium #seedling

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