Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cock's Tiara for Hot, Loud and Proud

I've been looking for something brightly colored for Noel's Hot, Loud and Proud Meme. I thought of a neighbor's already a bit old cockscomb. Some parts of the comb are already discolored and the base of the compound flower stalk has already turned brown. I even scratched its base to get some seeds which are as small as Brassica seeds, e.g. msutard, lettuce.
These combs are nicer when they are just starting to expand, unlike this mature stage. I also include some comparison for you to see the etymology of the flower's name. 




Hahaha, i would like you to have some fun! Happy New Year.

For other Hot Loud and Proud posts please visit Noel's aplantfanatic site.

20 comments:

  1. haha I can see where the name comes from for sure!
    Very nice plant for hot loud and proud!

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  2. Cock's Comb is such a pretty flower and definitely bold!

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  3. Hahaha! I like the photo comparison. Good one. I have recently planted another type which is called the Celosia plumosa. (I remembered to have the second scientific word in small letter this time.)

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  4. Wow Andrea... That is gorgeous. I've never seen Cockscomb before --but it is beautiful... Love that RED color ---especially this time of year.

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Both the flowers and their namesakes are lovely.

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  6. aloha andrea...happy new year to you in the PI. love this annual and for some reason i've never grown it, it would be a great addition to a hot garden, thanks for sharing this.

    and yes i've seen your blue hibiscus - its stunning!

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  7. Such a cute post. I bet the roosters are jealous of the combs of the flowers though.

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  8. Good one! I love the comparison! I've never grown that kind before. BTW, I've also included one cockscomb in my post.

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  9. Hi, very nice flowers..
    Wish you a very happy new year :)
    Greetings..

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  10. I do like chooks, so the cockscomb flowers would work perfectly for me.
    I am always amazed of the names people come up with.

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  11. What a brilliant burst of colour, Andrea! I love it. Warms me up on a cold winter's night. Wishing you a very happy New Year!

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  12. Celosia Cocks Comb is such an interesting bloom. I like the tiara! Thanks for the wide smile. Happy New Year Andrea!

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  13. I can see where the plant got its name! Happy new year to you Andrea!

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  14. the first time i saw this flower i found it weird, now its just 'exotic' :)

    happy new year

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  15. Love cockscomb's fiery blooms. Too bad they don't last long...

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  16. Very cute! Cock's comb the flower and the cockerel, hehehe. Happy New Year 2011! Tomorrow is 1-1-11.

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  17. Happy Saturday New Year to all of you my friends around the world. We slept very late and waited for all the fireworks, noises and food in the tummy to settle down. May all our lives be even more wonderful and our experiences be more meaningful the year ahead.

    Fer~~ thanks for laughing with me with my post!

    NotSoAngryRedHead~~i hope you stay not so angry always, haha. thanks for visiting.

    One~~I was thinking about you when i posted this, i am sure you will have a chuckle. I posted some of the C plumosa some months back in yellows and reds. For those enclosed in parenthesis, i am very glad, haha too!

    Betsy~~cockscomb is a real tropical plant, which might not have been able to adapt to your very cold environment.

    Ruth~~ thanks for the appreciation.

    Noel~~thanks for the greetings. As usual we are so festive in New Year, converging in common areas to celebrate. We maybe are the most positive race and that shows always every New Year!

    gardenwalkgardentalk~~the white rooster is not as bold as the red, we justalways fight him. Maybe they are actually confined it because the red fighting for whose comb really looks better.

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  18. Kanak~~we should have linked each others post for this cockscomb.

    Dejemonos~~i still haven't known the meaning of your name, a very Happy New Year to you as well.

    Titania~~i never knew before the meaning of 'chooks', we have a baked chicken famous here "Chooks to go", now i know the link. thanks for your visit.

    Jodi~~it certainly is a big contrast to the purely white-bluish snow in your winterworld, an alien world for us. Thanks for appreciating. I will try to post more contrast to your condition right now!

    Carol~~it is just a simple thing compared to your wide array of beautiful colorful landscape at the Flowerhill Farm.

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  19. Linda~~may you be even further blessed for the years ahead. Happy New Year.

    Solitude Rising~~ i like your description, from weird to exotic. I wish i am as good as you in writing skills.

    Aaron~~they also last long, because they are already there for about 2 months.

    Autumn Belle~~we did not put the auspicious symbols for the 1111, but we have some different kinds of rounded fruits on the table with a pineapple and a sprouted coconut. How does that sound like? haha.

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