The Miracle of a Seed: Saving Seeds

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The Miracle of a Seed

By Anderwood
December 9, 2016

During this time of year, so much hope and anticipation lie ahead, all bundled up in a seed.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Dec 12, 2016 6:17 AM CST
In 2015, I had one cosmos plant that came up from seed. As the seed heads dried, I collected the seeds and spread them around. In 2016, from that one cosmos and its seeds, I had a multitude of cosmos all over my back yard. The butterflies loved them!

Now, I have a collection of cosmos seeds from all the seed heads that were produced this past summer. I collected them for three reasons. One, so I could plant them next spring in case none of the fallen ones germinated or got froze out. Two, so I could give them to family and friends who might want some. And three, because the seed heads took energy away from the plant and kept them from blooming as long. It was also wonderful therapy for me to go out and wander through the garden collecting them.

The cosmos also bloomed from July through the first frost, after my daylilies were almost done. So I still had a garden full of flowers the rest of the summer.

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May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dec 14, 2016 10:26 PM CST
Awesome!! I get such satisfaction from seeing Grand baby plants! And the great-greats!

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