Some people already know the story behind these seeds, but for the sake of those who do not, I will try to explain it as brief and concise as possible.
Back in October of 2004 my mother passed away. Earlier that spring I gave her a cutting of Butterfly since that her other brug did not survive the winter before. It grew and bloomed well for her that summer.
On the evening of her wake I noticed a seed pod on her plant. I was shocked, because I knew that there should not have been a seed pod on her brug, especially since it was the only brug she owned. I harvested the pod when it was ripe and in great haste I planted the seeds. But none of them germinated. It was my fault because I did not care for them properly.
Then last year, feeling very discouraged because I did take care of the seeds and feeling I would never have this chance again, I found two more seed pods last year!! I took very special care of the seeds last year and now have a little more than 30 seedlings from those seeds.
And by some coincidence, or is it, another seed pod was on her plant again this year.
It has been discussed that the most logical reason for this is, that a bee carried pollen from one or more, of my brugs to her brug. The distance between her home and mine is within the range that bees will travel to forage.
Yesterday, 11-9-2006, I harvested the small pod from it. The pod had apx. 24 seeds, 18 - 19 look like they are viable. I peeled and planted them last night and already two of them have the radicle emerging (the root shoot) in less than 24 hours time!!
I can hardly wait to see what may come from these seeds. In my opinion, a divine hand has been guiding Mr. Bee to the flowers. I have the feeling that something nice is hiding in these seeds.