Old-fashioned flowers in old-fashioned gardens trigger childhood memories. I never saw an impatiens when I was growing up. Now they seem to be ubiquitous. New Guinea conquers Long Island shrubberies!
No, I grew up with flowers like cosmos and zinnias, and on the rare occasions when I see them these days, I am flooded with a bittersweet emotion that is the embodiment (for me, at least) of NOSTALGIA.
Brown-eyed Susans and red zinnias, and white zinnias that still appeal to modern bees.