I've read many great tips how to get the seeds from the coneflower pods. They have been ready for over a week and I dreaded trying to figure out an easier way to harvest the seeds. Last year I put them in a paper lunch bag and managed to get enough for myself to wintersow this year. I read where somebody puts theirs in a metal coffee can or a Tupperware container and shakes them vigorously and I tried the Tupperware container. Not that successful. Think it needed a deeper container. I didn't have a coffee can but I always keep the plastic container that Crystal light teas/lemonade mixes comes in. It has a clear top to match the container so it is easy to see through it. Using them as a pencil/pen/magic marker holder on my computer desk and on my night stand by my bed. You could use them for many uses. I put about 4 pods in there and shook hard and I started seeing a lot of seeds falling in the bottom of the container. Yippee!
Next I did shasta daisy seeds I'd collected from my neighbor's plants. She is in a group home/Asst. living facility and her landlord gave me permission to deadhead her shasta daisies.
They are either Snow Lady or Silver Princess if I remember right. Both of those varieites grow to the same height so name isn't that big of an issue. I will start some more for myself and save the rest to trade or give away.
Tomorrow I will deadhead the dwarf fairy candytuft and white scabiosa plants. Also some BES/Rudbeckias.