Cottage Flora Thursday’s #8
Letting my flowers go to seed…
I just picked up this darling little wooden basket from Michaels to help keep me organized during the season for planting my seeds. The three dividers keep the seeds in place & I love the garden script & bird on the side & the cute little handles enable me to easily move it needed. It’s helped create a cute spring décor on my kitchen island.
This year, I have picked up little paper bags to store the seeds in prettier packaging. Now that I am blogging – I think I might have a few that wouldn’t mind a seed or two! & some little sticker to close the back of the bag….
Here are some of my Cosmos seeds I stored to in an envelope last year…(not as pretty huh?) You know those little packets you receive with deliveries or in new shoe boxes? place these in with your seed envelopes to keep the seeds fresh and the moisture at bay.
My favorites to allow to seed and return the following year is alyssum, johnny jump ups, cornflowers, cosmos, snapdragon, hellebore's, scabiosa and hollyhock, . , and ladies mantle to go to seed throughout the garden. I regrettably have allowed flowers & learned not allow shasta daisy’s, black eyed susan and tasmanian tiger, astilbe because I am overwhelmed with new starts that showed up the following year and can be just too much work. Cutting the flowers back before they are done blooming is what I have learned to do.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post & will save your seeds too this year…later in the season when I am ready to harvest I will show you just how I do so!
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Sometimes its unavoidable to not buy your garden favorite seeds. Even though my Alyssum does reseed – I never seem to have enough of it in the garden. It’s one of my favorite fillers & could never be invasive. If I don’t like it somewhere, I can just pull it out & replant it somewhere.