Later that day (or maybe it was the next) on a walk around the neighborhood, I kept special watch, hoping I’d find some wildflowers that were dried up and could add to my marigold seed collection.
Jackpot! Found a good handful of Texas bluebonnets (at right) that were ready to go to seed. I snapped off the seed pods and tossed them in my pocket. Once I got home, I set them on a piece of paper to dry, like the marigolds.
It’s a good start for my seed collection, doncha think? Can’t wait to add seeds from the cosmos and zinnia flowers in my three-tier bed once they’ve completed their cycle of life. Might even try to get seeds out of my purple and pink petunias, too. It seems weird that I’m already collecting seeds in May, yet strangely comforting. It means my garden has a future. And I like the sound of that.