Wednesday, September 10, 2014

what's in the basket?

I've been picking this gorgeous leucadendron this week.  Its a called Leucadendron Gandogeri.  We planted these beauties 3 years ago.  They were tiny tube stock, possibly the smallest plants we've put out in the field at around 5 cm tall with only a handful of leaves on each plant.  But they are vigorous growers and this year the harvest is large enough to start selling.  

The Gandogeri start out this greenish yellow, but continue to lighten and brighten until they are creamy white.  The centres become increasingly yellow until the pollen presenters open giving them a bright yellow, fluffy appearance.  They are such a happy flower.   

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