Sunday, June 29, 2008

Time to harvest some seeds

The orange and yellow cosmos have been beautiful. They will bloom into the fall, but when the blooms go to seed, it's time to harvest. The seeds are easy to see--they look like little brown sticks. And you get TONS of seeds! I have given them out to lots of friends (let me know if you want some!) I am a walker, and when I walk through my neighborhood, I feel a little bit like Johnny Appleseed as I see cosmos flowers in several beds. I remember giving seeds to the gardener that lives in some of the houses , but there are a few flower beds filled with blooming cosmos that I think either the wind or my bird friends helped plant!

It's also time to harvest Hollyhock seeds. Since this is my first year with Hollyhocks, Becky had to explain to me how the seed pods dry out and start to open filled with little black seeds. As you can see, I have harvested quite a few Hollyhock seeds. I will pass-along some to my Mother and the rest to anyone else that wants some. You can also see the little brown cosmos seeds. They are so small and light, you can understand how the wind could blow them around.

Speaking of seeds--I am ordering my wildflower seeds this week. Some I will need to get in the ground my the first of September!

My---time really does fly when you are having fun, doesn't it?


JenningsJunk said...

Too cool - I don't want any seeds since growing and nuturing plants is not one of my gifts. But, I sure am enjoying your gift of the garden...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love Cosmos, they are so easy to sow and they reseed like crasy. You've been tagged, please visit my blogpage.

Barbee' said...

If you are interested in swapping seeds, there is a link in my sidebar for the Garden Blogger Seed Exchange. It has a picture of radishes on it.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Barbee, thanks! I am going to check that out. I bet the seeds are from all over the country. More of the "pass-along" idea that I love! How do you find all these wonderful things! : )