This is the third generation of seeds from a single gifted plant two years ago. Last fall I saved the most developed bloom of the most Righteous Red I could find in the yard. All winter the wad of brown, twisted shards dried and waited.
|Arrow-shaped seed still attached to the dried petal|
Then finally it showed up on the list of Things I get to do today: extract the seeds. In that process, the Zinnia held a surprise for me: the seeds were attached to the petals! I know little about Zinnias except that their intensely brilliant color thrills my soul. I certainly never knew this.
|Among the beans|
The odd, shard-like seeds found soil, sprouted into seedlings, and then were tucked into all the places of bare earth around the yard and garden. And now the payback! On a grey, rainy day, Righteous Reds reign as the savior of the season.
|Lining the front walk.|