Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Preserving Summers Beauty

I accidentally planted a zinnia plant that I ended up loving-more so than any zinnia I have bought. So when my mother in law mentioned she saves her zinnia seeds with great success-I decided to try it too. It's a simple process-just plucking the dried petals and the arrow shaped seed is visible . Then store in a paper bag----marked with the date and flower and next summer we are good to go. Because next year I am planting a raised bed just for cutting flowers. I've always loved fresh flowers in the house but lately I have enjoyed seeing them in the flower beds too. So a bed just for cutting hopefully will eliminate the guilt of cutting them for the house!

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