|Zinnias before the frost|
It only took one night! Every zinnia is brown and crumbling now. I went out this morning and pulled them out, but not before rescuing the seeds for next spring.
|...And after the frost|
In the spring, just crumble the seeds from the seed heads and sow them wherever you want some color. (CAUTION: there is a very sharp needle in the center of the flower, be careful you don't stab yourself when you take the seeds off. I hold the base and circle the flower with my thumb and forefinger, turn it slowly around and the seeds just fall off when they are dry.) And if any of this is too tough for you, just call me and get some seeds from me - I usually have several grocery bags full...