@Bebigirl unfortunately, planting times are my weakness. I tend to start too late, but I'm getting it. I let the seeds fully dry indoors, then transfer them to KFC bowls (seriously, the kind you get coleslaw in! I love them! They're #free and they snap nicely in case I drop the container... And they stack too.) Then I separate them into little envelopes (normally paper, but sometimes tiny plastic baggies) so that I can share them with everyone.
@Bebigirl the only downside I've run into is I think a few of the seed varieties might need cold treatment, which I am still learning. So some might be better to be planted right away, versus storing until next spring. I'm still testing things out, but when seeds are free I don't worry too much about what doesn't work.
I always think these pods look like jester hats! This time of year I try to cut down the ones that (I think) have boring colours, trying to make the more spesial ones reproduce instead. (Though I know they rarely do - because normal wins, I guess)
@jennlamaye this is what I found on seed collection. Thanks for the reminder to look that up! http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-collect-columbine-flower-seeds.html?m=1 #colmbine #seed #seed-collecting