Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday Vignette, Musella lasiocarpa

A roll of plant tags left alone long enough to become a small moss garden, in a greenhouse at Rare Plant Research...

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13 comments:

  1. Haha - yup, saw some of those. The worst part is, I don't even know what a Musella lasiocarpa is! :) So much to learn...

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    1. There are lots of photos at the top of this post: http://www.thedangergarden.com/2012/05/chinese-yellow-bananas-at-cornell-farms.html

      It's a fabulous plant and I've had a few but they always eventually die off for me.

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  2. OK, I had to cheat and Google it. I thought it must me something prolific...I mean - that's a LOT of tags! To my surprise, it's: "A sensational 3-4 foot tall dwarf banana that has an unusual yellow flower that is somewhat reminiscent of that of an ornamental thistle or flower of the King Protea." Now, I really have no idea what they were doing with all of those labels???
    Anyway, nice picture evidence of nature making the best of what's available. Moss may not grow on a rolling stone, but apparently has no problem with a roll of old labels. :-)

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    1. Indeed...it's terribly cool! I loved mine in bloom in my garden, sadly I can't seem to keep them around. And I agree, that is a lot of tags!

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  3. I love moss. I always think of it as a sign of a healthy environment.

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    1. A healthy, moist, environment!

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  4. Nature eventually gets its way!

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  5. Moisture. So that's what it does!

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  6. I can't keep Musella lasiocarpa alive for long either. Moss on the other hand... Nifty shot!

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  7. Great vignette! Life finds a way ...

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  8. Hmmm...I didn't even read the tags, just appreciated the image for its composition and the eternal resilience of plastic.

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