Friday, October 26, 2007
I was pulling up the most pitiful looking of the zinnias and I saw this one laying on the ground. The sun was hitting it just right and to me it looked so beautiful. It was much prettier on the underside than the topside.
Being from the south, I really, really hate winter and it grieves me to be pulling up my plants knowing that it will be a long time before I'll get to enjoy their beauty again. At the same time though, it feels good to get things cleaned up.
While out cleaning today I collected seeds from a few of the plants.
This is an almost black and white picture of the seed pod of the balloon flower. I let the seed pods dry on the plant and then I broke them off and poured out the seeds.
There are a lot of seeds in those pods. I've never grown my own balloon flowers before but I thought I'd give it a try this winter.