My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
COTTON FLOWERS (綿の花)
There was no damage to cotton plants beside Jerusalem artichoke by the last typhoon, and there are many flowers in bloom now.
Petals of cotton flowers are white when they open, and they become pink and do not open on the next day, and they fall on the third or forth day.
Life of cotton flowers are so short.
In 40 to 60 days, they become cotton bolls.