Re: Bee Pods
- To: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Subject: Re: Bee Pods
- From: "John I. Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 05:57:30 +0000
- References: <Pine.SOL.3.96.980612152001.22667D-100000@Ra.MsState.Edu>
Walter A. Moores wrote:
> Lynn, are these bee pods or balloon (air) pods? I have had a lot
> of balloon pods in a patch of over six hundred bearded plus seedlings this
> year but have three bee pods. Balloon pods don't fill out or get fat.
> There are 'depressions' along the 'seams' of the balloon pods, and when
> you open one, there may be tiny, undeveloped seeds that resemble grains of
> salt. With all the honeybees and bumblebees we have in this rural part of
> MS, I think three bee pods is quite a low percentage when I consider the
> thousands of blooms I had.
> Walter Moores
> Enid Lake, MS 7/8
> On Fri, 12 Jun 1998, John I. Jones wrote:
> > email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > > There was a thread earlier this year about bee pods on TB. Most posters
> > > seemed to think bee pods were very unlikely on TB, with Mark Cook as the
> > > lone poster stating that bee pods were fairly common on TB, in his
> > > experience. My experience this year agrees with Mark's. In one bed of
> > > TB, only about 30 stalks bloomed, because of damage from a late freeze.
> > > That bed has 19 bee pods. I also have bee pods on Louisianas,
> > > pseudacorus, and Dutch iris, but not nearly as many as on the TB bed.
> > > Has anyone else noticed a lot of bee pods this year?
> > >
> > > Lynn Woosley
> > > Home Delights
> > > Marietta, GA
> > >
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