|Redbud seeds and pod|
Way back in mid April before I left for Boston, I decided that I should try planting some redbud trees from seed since I have some growing down in the ditch. I read up on the subject and found that they produce a thin pea like pod of seeds in the fall from which I can gather some seeds. I took something to mark the tree with so I could easily find it among all the scrub trees around it in the fall but much to my surprise, it was still loaded with last fall's seed pods. So I picked a double handful of them and shucked the seeds that you see above.
|The donor trees later a few weeks after picking the seeds|
|Redbud "birthing" unit|