It's the time of the year to think about saving seeds and do it. This is definitely an economical way to have heaps of flowers in the gardens here at Struan Farm, even if it does take a bit of time and effort. While I do leave some seed heads in the beds to see what grows back in spring, I also cut them off and store them for planting out and starting seed trays in the glasshouse in spring.
Right now I've got nigella ("love in the mist"), two different poppies, pink and white echinacea, three different types of scabiosa, and dill in my stockpile (oops, almost forgot about the marigolds). I leave the snapdragons to self-seed in the gardens, those seeds are too tiny for me to mess around with. I probably should save some dried zinnia heads as well but haven't gotten around to those just yet.
And of course the tomato seeds are on paper towels drying in the hot water cupboard.
Next I need to take some cuttings of salvias and daisies that might not make it through winter if we have lots of heavy frosts. This is a bit of an insurance policy, and another inexpensive way to grow more plants.