Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Explore Outdoors ~ Seeds!

The dill in my garden is going to seed. That's what dill does if you leave it long enough... it produces flowers which, eventually, produce seeds. It's what tomatoes and cucumbers and pumpkins do, too - but their seeds are sheltered in a protective coating (fruit).
 
Dill aren't the only ones going to seed. This time of year a whole bunch of flowers are producing seeds: sunflowers, coneflowers, thistles, poppies, lupine, forgotten lettuces and broccoli...
 
even the spidery cleome flowers which, if I leave them alone, will drop their seeds so I'll have flowers again next year. We'll see...
 
  • What kind of seeds are you finding as you walk around your neighborhood and local parks?
  • Are the seeds smooth or textured?
  • Do they come in pods or on stalks?
  • Do they have wings or parachutes to fly?
  • Or do they have hooks to hitch a ride?


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