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    Yellow Allamanda

    It's going to stay outside this winter.
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    If all goes well, I'll be harvesting seeds....
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    I love this one. First saw it in Florida. Saw it today at Wal-Mart. After reading the label and realizing there is not chance for it to overwinter here AND that it grows to 15 feet(not exactly an indoor plant), I told myself to 'back away and move on'. But, I do like to see them ! Interesting seed pod,too !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    I checked and checked this pod and forgot about it after the first frost until this morning. Sure enough it was still hanging on tightly. I tugged and twisted and off it came.

    The shell and those sharp points were hard, and I looked around to see what I could use to open it. Then I spotted a crack in the pod (sort of like a walnut).

    I cracked it open and my first reaction as I carefully peaked inside was "Eeeewww! Worms!", but as I opened it all the way, realizing the seeds wouldn't spill I saw this:
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    Gosh!

    I expected small seeds like Datura, but these are BIG!
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