September 14, 2011

Pods and Seeds in a Fall Harvest

Autumn is a time of Harvest. Collecting seeds for next year's flowers is one of my favorite garden activities.

Time to let some zinnia flowers mature and dry.
Tithonia heads that have dried can be snipped off and
dropped in place for next year's butterfly delights.

Gomphrena, anise hyssop, ratibida, echinacea, Madagascar
periwinkle and rudbeckia seeds are among those I'm collecting.

Datura seed pods are not yet mature.

As soon as the weather cools, seeds of larkspur, poppies of all kinds,
catchfly, sweet peas and dianthus collected last spring are ready for scattering.


Tecoma stans pods are bursting open with
seeds encased in white fluff.

Pride of Barbados seed pods are likely to pop
open and send seeds flying if not covered with a
paper bag or plucked at just the right moment of
maturity. These last two are for spring planting.

Pecans are starting to burst their hulls.


The weight of a good pecan harvest is
heavy and limbs are hanging low.


Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.

1 comment:

hundredsofideas said...

I'm ready to scatter poppy seeds and larkspur too!! Just a bit longer..

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