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READER PHOTO! Milkweed seeds

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Jenny Koester

Todays photos come from Jenny Koester in Cincinnati, Ohio. She says, “I took these milkweed photos in September 2010 in Ault Park in Cincinnati. Ault Park has gorgeous gardens designed and maintained by their florists. There is a formal garden area with smaller plots for adoption in another area of the park, and I garden in three of those small formal garden spaces that I’ve adopted.” Thanks, Jenny, for sharing these with us!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Jenny Koester


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  1. arboretum 01/07/2011

    I think the word 'gossamer' was created just after someone first saw this sight!
    thanks so much,

  2. sheilaschultz 01/07/2011

    Great shot Jenny. Putting public garden spaces up for adoption is an excellent alternative for dwindling city and state funds. BTW, what kind of camera are you using? I'm in the market for a new one.

  3. Frdgrntmatow 01/20/2011

    Did you know:
    milkweed is a distant relative of hoya carnosa, the wax plant?

    you can put milkweed fluff on your Xmas tree for a gossamer veil of white fluff?

    some people react to the sap of the milkweed by getting a mild rash?

    if you wait until late in the season, ripe milkweed pods are fun to hold up to the wind on a windy day?

    this is the monarch caterpillar's favorite food?

    that the flower of this plant is pretty and has a nice scent?

    milkweed pods make great tiny beds for fairyhouses?

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