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Re: seed orders
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Posted by Carrie on January 15, 2015, 10:56 am, in reply to "Re: seed orders
Roseanne, I have two kinds of milkweeds (as we call them here)growing all over my yard, in addition to other plants that support butterflies. In fall during the monarch migration, my yard is filled with butterflies of all kinds, while the neighbors' yards have none.
During World War II, my mom collected milkweed pods with the fluffy seeds inside. The fluff was used to make life jackets for the sailors during the war. I've always thought the pods and seeds are beautiful.
They do spread, and require a little control, but I don't mind. The monarchs are in desperate need of their food source.
I'm looking forward to having some shallots, with luck!