- Henry David Thoreau
The weather was beautiful Saturday so we headed for the backyard. Between playing with Pip, Ben raked and I emptied and put away flower pots. While pulling up the now dead zinnias and marigolds (white, of course, for J & J's summer wedding), it occurred to me that I should save some seeds for next year. The zinnia seeds had been a splurge (something like $5.25 for a dozen seeds), so I decided it was worth the effort to try to save some. I cut off the largest flower heads, pulled out the dried petals, and gathered up the seeds. Now we'll wait and see how they do next summer . . .