Sunday, October 12, 2008


October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.~George Cooper, "October's Party"

Yesterday was a day of ...OK WHERE TO PUT ALL OF THIS STUFF???
It was the first day of hunting season so I had the weekend all to myself. Life is good...
It is a beautiful weekend to work and get some things off my dinning room table and under the lights in the basement. Only one problem ... That table was full of things that needed cleared off. So I had to start inside. But here are some of my little starts in their new home for the winter...
I sure hope they make it through the winter.

Now I have my dinning room table back. Of course I still have a few things to take to school for the windows there...
Then to the outside for some more seed searching.. Profusion Zinnias are full of seeds right now.
BUT which ones are the seeds. I have always saved the little seed at the end of the petal. Right that is it... Isn't It??? So what are these??? While picking off the blooms I discovered all of the seed looking things inside the center of each flower. Of course I went straight to my Dave's Garden experts. ( the pictures and found the answer...What a place I love it, there is always someone that knows just exactly what you need to know...
They are both seeds. But how much easier to collect them from the center. I just hadn't waited
long enough for the centers to dry out... I learn something every time I go into the garden... There is just so much to learn!!! I did find a little something still trying to hold onto it's bloom... The lobillia is still really spectacular. I think that is why I plant it each year. That great color lasts forever...
Have a Good One..


Rose said...

Lynn, I wish my dining room table looked liked this! I have taken cuttings of several plants, but they are still in glasses of water waiting to be potted up. Probably not the right technique, but it seems I only have time for one step at a time:) You are going to have a bounty of plants next spring! Thanks for all the tips on seeds; this is my first year to actively collect seeds--I didn't know you could find them in impatiens as well.
Thanks for visiting my blog; nice to meet you!

Balisha said...

You must be the Lynne... whose comment I read this morning. I love to read what painters are doing. Lots of them are gardeners. I took tole classes for a long time too. We stayed with the same teacher and just kept taking classes. I met lots of really fun people there. Now I am "playing" with watercolors. I don't know much about them yet, but our teacher will continue our classes soon. I taught my two grandsons what I have learned so far, they painted their pictures and then I surprised them with frames for them. It's amazing what a mat and frame can do. Their Mom and Dad wanted the pictures...the boys said, "Grandma said we could hang them in our rooms."
Thanks for reading and for your nice comments. Your garden pictures are wonderful.Artists seem to have a way with flowers and the blending of colors...putting a plant in just the right spot. I will have to read more. This blogging is fun and I have learned so much.