Just a short Wednesday message since I posted late Tuesday night ...
It's coontie (Zamia sp.) seed collecting time again.
If you click on that link, you might wonder about the Atala butterfly here at PF ... we are too far north as far as I know.
The patio table on my porch has almost 300 coontie fruits drying on it. They will go into a seed bed out in the "garden" where 150+ seedlings from last year's seeds are thriving.
I'm continuing to monitor developing coontie cones around the property so I can gather their seeds before any critters do. Several plants have cones that are splitting and showing orange fruits within, but the cones are still tight, so I wait.
Eventually those cones will loosen and spill their treasure.
I will be there when they do.