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Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening: DAILY PICTURES #105, 2 by Domehomedee

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Domehomedee wrote:
Well, I went down to get pics of the Asclepias Physocarpa and low and behold their pods are finally opening! What weird plants these are, they grow to five feet tall in six months and then set pods. The pods look and feel like balloons and if you open them before they are ripe, it's like there is a separate seed pod hanging in the middle of the balloon. Now that they are opening you can see they are milkweeds, same white flights and brown seeds. These particular plants are going into the compost as soon as they are done seeding. Next year I will be planting them out in the pasture as they are not attractive flower garden plants and no deer will ever eat this with it's milky sap. I'm not looking forward to removing them, inside the fenced area I will have to do it by hand. Out in the pasture I can pull them out with the tractor.

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