Going to Seed

“The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies.”

Gertrude Jekyll


Many of my garden flowers are now over, and producing wonderful seedheads in various shapes and patterns. Let’s take a closer look at some of them!

The Physalis alkekengi  (Lampionblume) seed capsules have started turning orange already and lend an autumny feel to the garden. They are related to the Cape Gooseberry, but are not edible and are extremely hardy (and invasive!)…

Nigella damascena – beautiful seed pods, and edible seeds…

Rosehips glisten and remind me that the summer is drawing to an end…

Day Lily seed pods still looking so fresh and green…

Cranesbill, (Storchschnabel) with its beautiful curves…

Clematis – almost as beautiful as the flowers themselves, these hair-like seedheads are a pretty garden ornament


All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today


Don’t stop sowing just because the birds ate a few seeds.

(Danish Proverb)