Saturday, May 03, 2008
For the love of - Lunaria
Last year I planted a bunch of lunaria seeds from plants I found growing by the railroad tracks that run through town. I didn't even know what the plant was called at the time; I just loved the seed pods.
Lunaria is also called the "money plant" because the seed pods look like silver dollars. It's a fragrant plant that produces big bunches of purple flowers and unique seed pods that look like silver dollars. They grow to about 4 feet high and produce big wide leaves that are perfect for hiding an ugly foundation. They grow well in partly sunny locations and are perennials so they produce flowers in the second year.
This year the lunaria I planted last year took off! I will be planting more of them for sure.
I pressed some into the paper I make and embedded seeds from the plants into the pulp. They can be planted just like my other cards.
As usual, I had a newfie helper during the photo shoot. She loves hanging out outside on cool, breezy days.