I started saving seeds last year, and I had an overwhelming crop of marigolds and basil from the previous years seeds. The marigold blooms I saved and froze for fiber dyeing, but I had way too much basil, and I still do! I've been saving the marigold seeds all summer long for next year, and although I have harvested some basil seeds, I'll probably just wait 'til they freeze, then harvest them. Marigold seeds and the last of my marigolds. Sorry for the sucky pictures - they pretty much all turned out like this!
Last, but not least, are my moonflowers. These are the seed pods, which aren't dried out yet. The flowers look like this:
If you go to this link, you'll see how one woman (I assume it's a woman!) grew her moonflowers from seed.
For those of you who aren't asleep yet, thanks for stopping by to spend some time in my autumn garden. With any luck I'll soon be able to show you the Swiss Chard, lettuce, mesclun and squash I planted!