Flowers and Cotton

The beauty of flowers has been cherished by humankind for thousands of years. Many are purely ornamental, while others can used as an ingredient in cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes. Some varieties, such as coreopsis, are used to make dyes and pigments. Certain flowers are edible and others have medicinal properties. Their presence in your garden has the added benefit of attracting butterfiles, moths, and hummingbirds.