Seeds forum: Butterfly Weed seed surprise

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 25, 2013 7:09 PM CST
Saved some pods from my butterfly weeds at the beginning of fall. Put them on my potting table and forgot about them. POW!

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I laughed so hard!
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Nov 26, 2013 6:08 AM CST
so pretty and soft.

Did you know they used to collect the soft stuff to fill life jackets ? My mom (83) says she can remember collecting (during the war)
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all else is just existing.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 26, 2013 8:10 AM CST
Wow! Collecting the fluff could be a real task. It is so etherial. I have trouble getting a good hold on it as it drifts about.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Nov 26, 2013 9:52 AM CST
I think the pods are collected just before opening and seeds removed then all that is left is fluff.
Or at least that is the way I would do it Smiling
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all else is just existing.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 26, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Well, that was my plan! The pods were closed. I didn't think they would explode in the house, but you know, why wouldn't they? I just wasn't thinking.

I'll have fun this winter picking the fluff off each individual seed.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Nov 26, 2013 4:10 PM CST
I was separating seeds the other and "thought" about spinning the fluff if I had a spinning wheel Rolling on the floor laughing Interesting about the life jackets...who would have thunk it??
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Nov 27, 2013 11:52 AM CST

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I'm a lazy gardener. I'd probably sow them with the chaff. Smiling

Karen
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 27, 2013 11:55 AM CST
I would too. But really I saved them to give away. So I'll clean them up
Name: woofie
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woofie
Nov 27, 2013 12:19 PM CST
But just think: you might end up giving them away to someone who needs a life jacket! Hilarious!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 27, 2013 12:30 PM CST
woofie said:But just think: you might end up giving them away to someone who needs a life jacket! Hilarious!


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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Nov 27, 2013 3:02 PM CST
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Karen, i'm with you, I just plant them with the fluff.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Nov 27, 2013 4:14 PM CST

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Hilarious! at Woofie.

Yeah Jennifer, I too make an effort to clean up seeds for trading with other.

Karen
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 27, 2014 11:19 PM CST
jvdubb said:

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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 27, 2014 11:37 PM CST
woofie said:But just think: you might end up giving them away to someone who needs a life jacket! Hilarious!


I meant to post this one....I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair!! nodding

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