Monday, March 2, 2009
Oak-Leaf Hydrangea seed collecting
I thought I would follow my last post with another about this wonderful plant. I have never collected seed for this plant before this year. After reading what I could on the internet from native plant sources and Michael Dirr I proceeded with a plan. The picture is of a dried Oakleaf Hydrangea bloom head and the specks are the seed. I have been catching them in paper bags as the capsules on the bloom head releases them. I will keep you informed to their progress when I sow them. Everyone pray for no wind on that day OK! They are not to be covered when sown just watered in. Hopefully a couple of weeks later they will emerge.