What could be better for an indoor arrangement, in the fall, than dried seed heads. In this wooden vase I have poppy, garlic chives, nigella(love-in-a-mist) miscanthus, celosia, various grasses and a new addition this year. The dried seed heads of honesty, Lunaria annua. Some know this plant as money plant. It was always in the cottage gardens of England and my grandmother had the dried seed heads in a vase in her hallway.
At a recent Austin garden bloggers' plant and seed swap, Diana, Sharing Nature's Garden, was sharing seeds sent to her from a garden in the northern USA.
The seed heads look rather brown and dirty until you pull away the paper coating to reveal the beautiful silvery money. The seeds lie between the two layers. I plan to sow some of the seeds in the spring but as this plant is a biennial I will have to wait another year for my windfall. That is unless the plant behaves like some other biennials I have grown and flowers the first year.
A May visit to Joy Creek Nursery
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