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Re: peony seed?/ now Glaucidium

Thanks for the tip on the Glaucidium Gene.  The bottom, wider part of the
plump green fan-shaped pods is a lighter color, a bt drier, and not shiny,
so maybe they are getting ready.  I'll keep an eye on them....I just went
out and put extra-small seed drying bags over two of the seed pods in case
they pop.  The are white nylon drawstring bags that will still allow sun
through and air to circulate.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] peony seed?/ now Glaucidium

> Hi Kitty,
>     They are unusual, indeed. Pods form very early in the year but do not
> mature until about now. Mine got on the dry side during July and I just
> collected my pods. Be on the look out as they will separate like molds.
> Exactly in half along the seams. Seeds are paper like with a brown bump in
> the middle. Bit like a round hosta seed. Keep a close eye out as they are
> due any time now... the pods do not necessarily turn brown as an
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Thanks Gene.  I managed to find 4 brown seeds from the tree peony and 6
> blue
> > ones from P. obovata.  Might give it a try.  The one that is stumping me
> is
> > the Glaucidium.  They bloomed in spring before the peonies, but their
> > show no signs of maturing for collection.  They are plump and green
> >
> > Kitty
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