At Chilo Gorge every day brings new beauty, such as this gorgeous Crossandra framed by what I call ‘blue waxbill grass’–
I have called it that because I did not know the latin name, but do know that the Blue waxbills love the seeds!
(I now know the latin name, courtesy of Bart Wursten– Panicum maximus!)
Crossandra is one of my all time favourite lowveld flowers; hardy, stunning and not palatable to naughty elephants….here it is growing in the Chilo rock garden, flowing around an old Changana “churhi”…a vessel used for pounding sorghum or maize with a “mutsi”…
The Chilo chefs love crossandra flowers for food decor……
so I am conducting an experiment in the name of edible food decor-I am eating five crossandra flowers every day for a week to see whether I have any adverse reaction…thereafter we will feel safe about using it as a table decoration ….
Watch this space……….!