Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:27
I agree with Dove, just leave them be. If you're lucky & live in a drier part of the country, or we get a really dry summer, the skeletal seed heads do look wonderful.
Living in the NWest, not known for being dry, although we've have 2 weeks without rain...., I pick them & use as a dried flower arrangement. Sometimes I spray them with gold/silver paint for using as a Christmas decoration, but only if I have a really good dried seed head. J.