The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan


moneyplant in fall


Moneyplant in Fall

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Moneyplant seed pods, what a beautiful sight, are so different from their beginnings in bright purples and lush greens. The once green and leathery seed pods become paper thin and translucent and rattle in the wind.

The first year that moneyplant appeared in my yard I gathered up the seed pods and distributed them to other places in my garden hopeful to see them the following Spring. I was disappointed when none grew but I needed only to be patient. The following year moneyplant appeared in all the areas I had so careful spread their seeds. I have continued now and then to spread seed pods. Sometimes I will see the results the following year and sometimes it will take two years before the seeds will root and grow.