- The parks superintendent began his job of supervising the distribution of hundreds of geraniums, ivy geraniums, marguerites, petunias, trailing lobelia, anthericum and salvia, a job which would be completed well before the festival.
- The strange flower is caused by a form of fasciation, a common condition that produces wide, flattened stems on a large range of plants including sedums, tomatoes and marguerites.
- Lavender, rosemary and thyme gathered in thick clumps under the windows, with poinsettias, passionflower, marigolds, marguerites and hollyhocks growing wild in the borders.
- Curiously, two of the best space-fillers are Victorian favourites - marguerites and mallow, brought back into fashion due to the current demand for instant results.
- Use upright perennials such as gerbera, golden marguerite, and snapdragon for exclamation points of color.