|Red Crested Cockscomb on my kitchen table|
Yesterday, I was strolling through my farmer's market when I spotted a large water pail filled with tall red crested cockscombs (Celosia cristata). These flowers resemble a large woolly brain -- a "beautiful mind" type -- a look that stops one in their tracks. Of course, I had to buy some. At only $1.50, how could I not.
In times past I have grown these red two foot beauties. They're easy to grow from seed.
I enjoy them in fresh bouquets and also dry them to either break apart and place in wreaths or just to dangle from a hook in my kitchen or lay in one of my old baskets.
Victorians symbolized them as humorous, warm and silly. I would say that I am rather silly at times so we have something in common.
|Red Crested Cockscomb -- up close|