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Jul 27, 2011 6:23 PM CST
|I really enjoyed reading this article. Milkweed is also a honey bee plant.|
Jul 27, 2011 6:42 PM CST
|I know the bees love it, and I'm so glad you are providing lists of those favorite honey bee flowers to us. |
Thanks for reading the article!
Aug 1, 2011 8:08 AM CST
|Ditto! Great story, Sharon...|
Milkweed is one of my favorite "weeds". It's right up there with mullein in my book!
I've got milkweed pods on my desk, waiting patiently for me to make little boats or something out of them. (And they've been waiting about five years.) Maybe one day! :>)
Thanks for sharing, Sharon.
Aug 1, 2011 8:43 AM CST
|Thanks Shoe! |
I happen to like mullein, too.
Five year old milkweed pods, eh? Petrified yet?
Aug 1, 2011 9:41 AM CST
|Hehehe, not petrified but good and dried, for sure! Perfect to do something with, eh?|
Shoe (off to plant hydrangeas and enjoy the 85º cool snap!)
Aug 2, 2011 5:38 AM CST
|Wonderful article Sharon. We have a LOT of milkweed around here and I never knew how useful it really is. Thanks for the lesson from Aunt Bett.|
Aug 2, 2011 8:29 AM CST
|Hi Barb, |
Thanks for reading!
Aug 2, 2011 7:03 PM CST
|Wonderful story, Sharon. I love your Aunt Bett stories. |
I would be so happy to have many more milkweed than I do but for some reason the population is spare in my yarden and nearby fields and pastures. I've even tried planting the seeds to no avail.
In the spring the tender young shoots make a wonderful substitute for asparagus. You MUST start with boiling water tho and use 3 waters or I've been told it is very toxic. I think I got that from the Uell Gibbons book.
Aug 2, 2011 7:09 PM CST
|Hi Eva Mae, |
You are right, it is toxic and I don't advise anybody to use it internally.
Of course I might still use it for stuffing pillows.
Thank you. I'm glad you like Aunt Bett. She's my favorite too.