Re: [gardeners] re: unknown seeds

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 21:39:29 -0500 (EST)

>Get the botanical name of the shrub, and your worries are over.  Failing
>all else, put the rest of the seed outdoors with your bird seed.  You may get
>some seedlings in the spring  --  of course, you won't recognize them
>for what they are, but at least you got them to germinate. :-)

I knew Kay and Tom would jump right in and reassure me that these seeds
could occupy me nicely for the next few months.:-) In thinking, however,
that they would not make very good bird seed, I realized that I ought to
describe them, seeing as how they are quite distinctive: picture a very
well done miniature sunny side up egg, 1/2 inch or so in diameter, rust
colored throughout, the edges rippled and curled some. The bush was, if I
remember correctly, quite thorny and over 6'. Anyone?

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY