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Re: Odd occurrences

Thanks Gene,
These are pleasant surprises.  Especially the ginger- not fond of corydalis
so it'll get potted up for sale.  All these years I've had the ginger, I've
never seen seedlings more than a foot from the parent group. Maybe I've got
a new group of ants moved in.  Gee, maybe I should position the new A.
shuttleworthii I got from you closer to the ants!  BTW - the A.
shuttleworthii is a very robust plant; don't know wwhy I waited so long.


> [Original Message]
> From: Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/8/2003 7:36:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Odd occurrences
> Hello Kitty,
>     Gingers have woody seeds with a little "tail" of sugary goo on the
> Ants can not resist the sugar, so they collect the seeds and drag them to
> their tunnels. They can eat the sugar, but not the woody seeds.Thus
> the seeds for the ginger.  This way one can find plants popping up quite a
> distance from the parent plants. Perfectly normal. Many of the woodland
> ephemeral plants have this relationship with ants. Violets is another
> that uses ants to get around. Called Ant Farming.
>     Corydalis have "exploding" seed pods to get their seeds away from the
> parents. Doubt they threw a seed that far, but you could have picked it up
> on your shoe, bird could have move the seed, many options including
> etc. Seeds must get around.... and they do.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> snip....
> > Another happy oddity:
> > Asarum europaeum.  I have a small colony that I thinned out a couple yrs
> > ago that has thickened right up again.  Have had the plants about 10
> > years.  This year I am finding seedlings in all the strangest places.
> > Some are about 15 -20 ft away, but other I've found are a good 50 feet
> > from the plants.  Is this normal?  I also just found corydalis seedlings
> > in front of the house when the only plant I had was way out back.
> Verrrrrrrrrrrryyyyy
> > Interesting..... Kitty
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