Monday, August 25, 2014

Seasons Change But We Don't



One thing the Pres and I have always done is stroll around the yard at the end of the day.  Looking at all our plants, shrubs and of course, the nut trees, we walk hand in hand.  Although we were busy the first three days of the week, on Thursday we made it a point to play catch-up.  However, we were a bit surprised when we began to see signs of Fall beginning to mingle with the late Summer bloomers.



Do you collect seed from your perennials?

We've always done that and have had great success with it.  

In fact, the Pres laughs at me.  I have it separated by flower type, in alphabetical order, or course.

He put up a bunch of shelf brackets the width of my cardboard boxes which serve as drying trays.



Our Heleniums this year are really coming along and I've collected quite a bit of seed to plant elsewhere in the yard.






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22 comments:

Sandra said...

all your hard work and planting certainly paid off, they are all beautiful. i love the last photo

Delores said...

Still lots of colour left.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are beautiful. That is a neat tradition!

Monkeywrangler said...

What gorgeous flowers! I wish they would grow here, but with our watering restrictions, they'd just die off...

Linda said...

I am not much on collecting seeds, but my cuttings and transplants do very well. Did you try the boxwood cuttings? Mine are ready to set out as soon as the soil along our pathway cools off a bit. We will have a real cottage hedge in no time. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

MTWaggin said...

Feeling signs of fall here as well. Your gardens still look very lovely tho!

TexWisGirl said...

you have beautiful blooms.

Ginny said...

What an awesome thing you both do! And your yard is wonderful, so cheerful and full of variety! I recognize all the flowers except the big yellow one?

Barb said...

Indeed I spread seeds from my perennials, and I also have had luck. However, I mostly collect them in my hand when they're dried on the stalk and fling them where I want.

Ann said...

oh my, you are the master of organization. Your flowers are so pretty so all that work is definitely rewarding you

Ida said...

I've never tried gathering seeds from my plants. Those last flowers are so pretty. If you have extra seed I would love to try my hand next spring at growing them.

eileeninmd said...

Your flowers are lovely.. You are very organized, that is a good thing.. Saving the seeds is a great idea.. Have a happy week!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos of your beautiful garden ~ enjoy !

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous flowers you have!

henrygl.com said...

beautifully composed, so colorful :)

MorningAJ said...

I've never been that lucky with collected seed. My parents were. We'd go off to see a public garden, round about this time of year, and have loads of seed heads pocketed by the time we got home. My mum had a special jacket with plastic-lined pockets!

Maria Gagliano said...

Such lovely flowers. I wish I had done flower boxes this year. You have inspired me Maria’s Space

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful.

Karen said...

Beautiful blooms. Your heleniums are lovely. I collect my columbine seeds and start them indoors in the spring.

Rambling Woods said...

I am going to collect the seed this year... Beautiful flowers....Michelle

Felicia said...

Your flowers are lovely JP and yes fall is fast coming on yay.

Donna said...

Beautiful flowers especially the helenium.

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