Some of you may remember that my friend Georgie,
Tweedle's mama, sent me some seeds for our new yard this year, as
a housewarming gift.
Those beautiful zinnias and marigolds grew on our
patio all summer,
The marigolds later burst into huge blooms.
So... this morning, I had this:
In it, were these:
Now, I was 17 in the Summer of Love... but THIS IS NOT POT. (laugh)
This is a bag full of zinnia flower heads.
I pulled each head out individually and rubbed the seeds off them. The heads must be dry for this to work well.
This one is almost finished.
And now it is.
I had about a half of an envelope of seeds when I was finished, and yes, there
was a little debris in there with them.
I have some more in a bucket that I will work on tonight, while I am watching tv. When I have them all in the envelope, I'll
seal it and put them in the garage downstairs, where they will stay cool this winter.
Some of these will go to friends, but I am envisioning a huge bed of
flowers along the fenceline next year.
I'll be getting seeds from the marigolds as they dry, and also, from the portulaca that
I grew on the patio, too.
Do you save your seeds?