There wasn’t supposed to be a part 3, but I went back to the BC for a class this weekend and took a picture of the chenille plant, also called red-hot cattail or Acalypha hispida (and I’ve also seen Acalypha sanderiana). Such a cool plant I had to show it. I read that the chenille plant’s fuzzy red blossoms can be up to 18″ long, but some of these might be longer than that. It’s probably from southeast Asia.
Also, here’s another view of the asparagus or foxtail ferns. I wanted to show the use of the plants in beds as a ground cover. I just LOVE this plant!