I like the different ways the seeds develop: the tightly packed marigold seeds in little bunches, the cosmos like exploding fireworks, and the zinnia seeds crispy and held together at the center of the bloom.
This is my first year for millet. I started it from seed. I won't collect any this fall, but wait and see what they do on their own. The millet is a nice purple until the seeds develop. First they are colorful pinheads, and then they grow shaggy and fall.
|cleome and pendants where seeds grow|
Cleome may be hard to get started, but they add tall color at the back of a flower bed.
|progression of seed development|
What seeds do you keep? Which have been truest to the original plant?