This has been a first for me: saving seeds from some of my favorite flowers.
It just seemed so right and natural and yes, easy, that I couldn’t resist. For the first time in years I have had some lovely, aka successful, annuals in my garden.
First up are these Larkspur:
Another one I am trying is
Scabiosa ‘Black Knight’
This is probably my all time favorite annual!
And last, the Hyacinth Bean Vine. I tried this on a whim and ordered seeds last spring from
Yes, really, it’s that easy. Be sure to let the flowers and pods dry thoroughly before you gather the seeds. And be SURE to gather them over a dish or paper! I used that shallow white dish but also use waxed paper as it’s easy to use as a funnel to put them into envelopes for storage for the spring. Always store the seeds in paper and never plastic. Don’t forget to label them!
I will let you know next summer whether this all worked, and of course, you will see any results right here!