We have had Larkspur blooming in our garden since April. It is a cool season, self seeding annual. Another words throw down your seeds in the fall and expect blooms the following spring. Like Love in the Mist!
When the flowers begin to fade and seed pods turn to papery brown, you can either leave the flower stalks to drop more seeds and/or you can harvest them so you have a stash to share. We have plenty, so we will share, thank you.
Jackie, a Master Gardener and seed saving expert, suggests turning the stalks upside down in a paper bag to let them settle at the bottom of the bag. We are doing this at the Demonstration Garden and will sort out the seeds and package them later this summer.
I am trying this at home, using a metal trash can for the seed collection.
“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”
The upside down seed collecting is a great idea. I’m going to try this one.
Easy and effective-that’s what we like, isn’t it!