Thank you. I am fascinated by the different structures and methods used to disperse seeds. We have been looking at lots of them at work. We usually gather quite a crowd when we are pulling them apart and trying to understand how they function. The silver birch seeds are wonderful - when they are pulled apart each seed is the shape of a tiny mexican hat - all arranged around one fragile stem. It's wonderful to see the design and variety...
Wonderful pics everyone, it gives a whole new dimension to the garden. Tig, I really want to give you a for the one second from the bottom, but try as I might I can't quote pictures when there is more than one in a post (well I am new ).
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, (attributed) 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)
You would think with all these seedheads cleomes would be a cinch to self seed, wouldn't you.
And then there is black eyed susan that wants to take over the garden through self seeding.
I've forgotten the name of this one, but it is a later blooming variety of false sunflower. Birds are supposed to love the seed heads but I haven't seen them go after these much. I'll see what happens as the winter moves along and food starts getting scarce.
Praise for the singing. Praise for the morning. Praise for them springing fresh from the world