Every year I try to grow something different and this year I tried indigo and cotton. The indigo seedlings didn't make it, but I did get a cotton plant. I later found out that they don't like to be transplanted and that's probably why I only got one.
The plant itself is pretty, and (surprise) it likes this heat. But the flowers were the real surprise:
On this one plant there were white, pink, and lavender flowers. But they just bloomed one at a time and I only got this one picture.
Then after a while this seed pod formed, which when ripe will burst open into a cotton boll. But it takes about 8 weeks after flowering to form and I don't think we will get many before a frost.
I will definitely show pictures of the fluffy cotton boll. I read online how to make it into thread. How fun would that be?