For weeks, there have been large, spiky green seed pods growing on the milkweed plants. Now, the milkweeds have yellowed and died for the winter, and their seed pods are starting to open. These seed split open, and release brown seeds with fuzzy white parts attached to each seed. Like in dandelion seeds, these fuzzy white parts allow the seeds to travel in the wind. However, these seeds were larger and softer than dandelion seeds.
In order to prevent the seeds from flying away, and taking over the entire garden, we gathered the seed pods by hand. We spread the seeds around the perimeter of our outdoor space and released some seeds into the wind, to hopefully land and create and a new milkweed plant elsewhere in the city.