Troll through your garden looking at seedheads and collecting the wealth at hand. Seeds make great gifts and are versatile beyond restocking your own garden. Consider using homemade seed packets as Thanksgiving place setting cards, stocking stuffers, inclusions in holiday mailings or hostess gifts.
Many plants in a meadow are perfect for plucking and plunking into vases. Include annual zinnias for pops of color in your meadow, and you’ll have plenty of flowers for picking. Zinnias come in all shapes and sizes. For a variety with the size to stand out in a meadow, look to ‘Benary’s Giant’ zinnias (Zinnia elegans). This variety is ‘Benary’s Giant Scarlet.’ You’ll need to plant meadow annuals every year. For best results, sow seed at the proper time by following packet instructions.