The cotton plant continued to grow... and then it bloomed!
I think the foliage and blooms look somewhat like a hibiscus.
It is a very pretty plant, and it never wilted even on the hottest of days.
And then came the cotton boll (a/k/a seed pod)
In the blazing heat of August, the seed continued to mature...
until September when the seed pod broke open to reveal exactly what
I put in the ground back in June!
I wear clothes made of cotton, I put cottonseed meal in my compost pile to crank up the heat (it's a high nitrogen source when I don't have enough "green stuff"), and I add cotton burr compost to my soil to beef up the organic material in the soil. All that...and a beautiful plant! Isn't gardening fun :-)
Until next time...