My Purple Cone Flowers have had to contend with all the rain we have been getting each day and they did not grow to the heights of past years. I thought it was time to harvest a few seeds for next year.
Before they wilt away and drown!
I cut a few of the older blooms and let them dry for about two weeks.
Then I gently tore the flowers apart to reveal the seeds.
Once separated I put them into a standard envelope for storing, to prevent moisture from forming. Over the next few weeks I'll collect more seeds, then plant them in the ground in the Fall. This way they will start sprouting in the early Spring. That would be about February in my zone 9-10
There will be quite a few envelopes saved with the many different flowers that grow in my yard. I'm also sure there will be seeds sprouting, that fall from the plants...
"Mother Nature" will re-seed on her own.
It's hot and steamy out and I'm getting ready for the fall.
I noticed all the Halloween items going up in many stores.
Slow down time!
I just can't believe it's the middle of August already. Just think, the children in my area will be starting school on the 22nd of this month. Where did the Summer go?
I for one can say "I've had a great Summer"
I hope you can say the same!
I'll be joining