Sunday, August 23, 2015

Remains of the flower garden

I think the clematis if for sure done blooming now...it has these fuzzies all over.  Well, they are starting to fuzz out.
My coneflowers are not what most people would call pretty now...they are has-beens, some heads are black, all the flowers look as if they have been too close to flames.  But I still like them.  I keep meaning to take some of the flower heads and cast them beside the roads at the strip pit in the hopes they will take off out there.  Also meant to do some sunflower seeds that way but didn't.  Maybe I will get it done next spring with the sunflowers...as for the cone flowers, the fall is not over.

7 comments:

CatTales said...

When I grew coneflowers, I would leave the seed heads for the goldfinches. I like this shot of the spent clematis bloom, too.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think coneflower seeds need to freeze on or in the soil over winter to germinate next spring. Like CatTales, I allow many of the seed heads to stay on the plant for finches to enjoy during the winter months.

Sandra said...

i am one who loves the dead and dying flowers as much as the pretty ones.

Nancy Chan said...

Pretty clementis flower.

Nancy Chan said...

Pretty clementis flower.

Linda Kay said...

I think it's delightful to watch the whole process of the flower from it's bloom to it's demise.

Tom said...

Clematis often have beautiful seed heads. Tom The Backroads Traveller