The man-made pond near our house is absolutely full of cattails, so every year, I cut a little bouquet of them. I know that I could spray them to keep them from popping their seeds out, but I have a whole pond full of them at my disposal so why not just enjoy them for the season and get fresh ones again next year?
Besides, they look absolutely gorgeous when they pop, don't they?
These are some of my favourite photos (right now). I really couldn't choose which was better so these are kinda duplicates (which I don't really like to do, but I didn't have the heart to delete them).
Also desktop calendars! You have choice again:
I originally had the cattails mixed in with some end-of-season blue delphiniums. I love the blue and brown combination.
As usual, the printable wall calendars are now available for September as well: