Friday, November 6, 2009

Autumn splendor

One of the coolest plants we have at CadMur Manor is Asclepias syriaca, common milkweed. This time of year, these pods dry, crack and break open, releasing little seeds into the air to be carried to a new site in order to begin a new life cycle. I collected a couple of small baggies full of the fluffy seeds today, setting them aside for planting next year. If you want some seeds for your pollinator garden, let me know!

This is a Buddleja davidii, butterfly bush

1 comment:

Gloria Ferris said...

We would love some seeds for our middle school program over here in Brooklyn Centre. We plan to plant pollinator and bird attracting gardens with the kids from our Community thru Nature program. Could you save us some seeds?