This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Swan Plant Seeds - for Laura

Just a quick piccy for Laura from Darroch Cottage.  These are Swan Plant seed pods and seeds when they are ready to harvest - I took this shot last year.  By the way, if anyone in Kiwi land wants a few seeds, send me an email with your address and I'll post you a few.  I can't guarantee their viability as I haven't sprouted any, but worth a try to get Monarch Butterflies into your garden.

And I've got a "I'm back" post half sorted for tomorrow.  See you then!!


  1. wow, they're lovely! I'm so glad I kept several of the large pod things now. I'll definitely try to plant some, I'm having such fun watching all the caterpillars. Your kids would love them.
    If I get any chrysalis I could try take one over to yours for them to watch.

  2. I can't believe that everyone knew what this plant was called bar me. What planet do I live on?!

  3. Hey, thank you for your offer, that's lovely of you... they actually grow like wildfire here, I know where to find them, just not what they were called!

  4. Hi there. I have been given a plant and it has become inundated with caterpillars. They have stripped the plant. My daughter is bringing me leaves from her school to help feed them but i googled what else they could eat and it said pumpkin. Its true. I put some small pieces down and my monarch caterpillars are eating them.


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