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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Massonia hirsuta

Happy New Year! Upon opening my greenhouse today the scent of fresh laundry filled my nostrils, and the whole greenhouse. What power for such a small plant that spans no more than 6" approximately. This is Massonia hirsuta, one of the smaller species in the genus. The right leaf has a tiny mark from my nail when I had moved it around earlier in the season. One must exercise care when handling them. The flowers last quite long, and when I open the greenhouse the smell of freshly done laundry wafts through the air.

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful!! Can't wait to see more species in bloom!!