Being such a hot summer, the only point to watering my garden is to keep things alive which is all I have done for my thirsty garden. It's been a tough growing season.
With everything turning brown, I decided to harvest the seeds from my plants. Some are antique varieties. To preserve them, I clipped the plants to the ground. I pulled the seeds & pods right off the branches and put them in a big box. I do this
every year, it usually occurs later in the fall.
I may not have had the best looking garden this year, but saving the seeds gave all the watering and tending a purpose. This will guarantee that next year's garden will begin on a good note.
So don't fret Larkspur, Purple Coneflowers, Zebrinas, & Ruffled Poppies . . . you shall return. Funny, I had only one Zebrina come up this year. I usually have too many and have to weed some out. So I have harvested the seeds to make sure the drought didn't get the best of us.
I will plant some this fall, when it rains (I am assuming it will) and then plant some early spring. A plan for success. The old "Lost- but- not- forgotten" theory in the gardening department. Remember those seeds are a natural resource and we should take full advantage of their value. You reap what you sow, then you sow what you harvest.
So, garden on . . . the plants will overcome, with a little help from us!