More Fall color, but not as apparent as the spirea: packets of seeds I collected over the weekend to save for next year's garden. So often I forget or am just too burned out to collect seeds, but while the apple butter was cooking I took a few minutes (that's all it takes, really) to collect seeds.
What did I get? Tall Cosmos, dwarf marigolds, purple bergamot (or bee balm), sweet basil, Cleome (I call it Queen of the Garden, and it's also known as Spiderflower), copper fennel, annual hollyhock, and a few others I can't recall. It felt like riches as I sealed each envelope.
Saving them is easy: wait until the seeds have ripened and are falling from the plants; strip them off and put into an envelope, seal and save. I put mine under a warmish lamp for a bit just to be sure they were completely dry and won't mold on me.
I wish I'd gotten out earlier and saved a few more, but I'm happy with what I got. Are you a seed saver? What did you collect this year?