Cosmos are always a favorite annual of mine. Their delicate yet lofty presence comes to life as they dance in the garden courtesy of any gentle breeze. I’m unsure what the accompanying golden background plant is because I was overwhelmed by the sea of Cosmos at Chicago Botanic Garden. Natives of Mexico, some Cosmos were brought back to Spain by visiting Spaniards, then found their way to England and finally back to North America’s U.S. They have worked their way into a universe of hearts.