My lunaria, also called money plant, honesty plant, and a few other names I can't remember, has some seed pods, which resemble coins forming. They will get a bit larger, turn a silvery color, and I will pick some to dry. Some, I will leave to reseed. It's a biennial, so the plants will die after the growing season. I've not grown it before, so I'm hoping some new plants will come up from the seeds this summer so they can bloom next spring.
It still has lots of flowers on it, and the iris behind it is opening more blooms, too. I read that lunaria is a nectar plant for butterflies, but I have only seen a couple cabbage whites so far around. Oh, hey, I also read that money plant is in the Brassicacea family, so it's related to cabbage and mustard.
There are lots of "coins' forming, too. What a robust plant!
When I last posted about my lunaria, I spelled it, "luneria". When I did a search for some information to share about it, still spelling it wrong, I saw that my blog post appeared as a choice. LOL I'll have to go change the spelling. One place I read said lunaria needs lots of moisture, and should not dry out. I have some both at home, and across the street. The ones across the street have drier conditions, but more shade. They aren't as big, but the plants themselves were smaller when I planted them. Oh, I have a smaller one in the same bed as this one, so the size difference is most likely not because of different conditions. I read that they can be invasive if grown in conditions they like. I'm thinking that they can probably be controlled by pulling out unwanted plants. Here is a link to an article I thought was good, if you want to learn more about how to grow lunaria.
I love spring so much, but already, some plants have finished their bloom cycle. That makes me feel sad, but I guess that has to be, in order for the time for the next group to have their time in the sun (or shade). It's cool to see how some of you further south are in full color mode, and those further north are in the stage where they are so excited to see green sprouting from the earth. I love gardening and blogging! Now, I need to find time to love getting my house in order.