I'm a Seed Snatcher 2
The last thread was so excellent I thought it would be good to continue it.....
I suppose that at sometime ethics should come into discussion....such as not touching endangered species, trampling other people's plantings to get the seeds you desire or saving seeds of obnoxious weeds just so you can have something to trade.
Last week the cart-boy (of all people) at the Stop & Shop nearly scared the daylights out of me when I was gathering mature bush seeds from the meridian plantings between the car rows. (Obviuosly NOT an endangered species) I was bent over and totally engrossed because the mechanism for dispersal was so fascinating to me. These pods were small white spongy balls and as they swelled they pushed out one electric red-orange seed. It was like neon flashing at me in electric orange....pick me....pick me.....pick me. So I was picking them.
"What are you doing?"
Uh, uh, uh....I teach gardening, let me show you this fascinating thing.....
So, two minutes later the cart-boy knew more about saving seeds than he wanted and I drove off with a pocket full of electric red-orange seeds. They're now drying on a plate behind me, the spongy balls have dessicated and the seeds are still the same size and same color.
Ahhhh. I'm a seed snatcher!