The dominant grass species at the sites included Andropogon gayanus, Celosia
trigyna, Cynodon nlemfuensis, Emilia sonchifolia, Panicum maximum, Pennisetum polystachion, Oldenlandia corymbosa, and Spermacoce vertiicillata; leguminous weeds were represented by Calapagonium mucunoides and Mucuna urens and broad-leaf weeds by Asystasia gangetica.
At the garden centre, look out for the feathery plumes of celosia
, which from a spring sowing should by now be ravishing.
Even if you live in an apartment and have to garden in pots there are always bright cheerful plants like celosia
and begonias to smarten up your veranda, and those semi-succulents like Kalanchoe blossfeldiana which should last for ages with very little effort.
is a brightly colored tropical plant grown for its exotically shaped flower heads.
They include Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon), Calendula officinalis (Marigold), Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle), Celosia
cultivars, Leucanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Geranium species, Gomphrena (Purple Gomphrena), Mirabilis jalapa (Four o'Clock), Narcissus hybrids (Daffodil), Tagetes (African and French Marigold) Verbena cultivars and Zinnia angustifolia.
For this week's step-by-step arrangement, we've teamed vibrant cymbidium orchids with the more unusual celosia
- perfect for placing on your dining table or coffee table to make a welcoming statement.
The impressive arrangement features marigolds, alternanthera, celosia
along with three dimensional carpet beddings.
New Novels, New Men (Jealousy, Jalousi, La Celosia
, Die Jalousie oder Die Eifersucht) uses a similar tactic.
Over 350 varieties of flowers have been put on display at the exhibition that has flowers like roses, marigolds, geranium and brachycome and celosia
dusted with silver glitter spray will add touches of purple and gray.
There are one or two plants that show this feature as a permanent part of their growing habit, including Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata', Salix udensis 'Sekka' and Celosia
sporangiferum, and promote growth, in Capsicum and Celosia
seedlings in pasteurized potting medium.