Around this time of year, when the perennials have gone to seed, its collecting time.
The cosmos still have a few blooms left on them and just yesterday, we spotted bumble bees inside them. Their cup shapes seem perfect for holding their weight, so they were left for a few more days.
Our garden is all about the needs of the birds, bees and butterflies. The seeds are a bonus!
We have a big clump of cosmos next to our driveway, and I will often dead head as I am walking up the path to my front door and simply scatter the seeds.
By mid October, on a nice warm sunny day, I will begin gathering seeds to save and give to friends.
Every year I do the same thing. I create little seed savour pouches out of brown kraft paper, with a little feather and SPARROW SEED CO. stamp.
This year, I wanted to do something a bit different.
I found these sweet little glass vials with tiny cork topper and thought they would make the perfect vessel to hold seeds. They actually hold quite a lot of seeds.
Still deciding how to embellish the bottles ...maybe add a little wire hanging loop ♥
Planning on slipping them into a small burlap stamped drawstring bag for gift giving.
scatter from my hand
into the wind
as if to say
there is in me
something yet to be