Some seedpods are so pretty I am always glad to see them even though they signal the end of the growing season. These belong to the European Spindle Tree aka Euonymous europaeus 'Aldenhamensis' and have a pink outer layer with an orange seed hidden inside.
We still have a Burning Bush which is considered invasive. But we love its open shape and it is big enough that we can walk under it. Since it grows in a lot of shade it usually doesn't get that burning red color nor does it usually get too many seeds. This year seems to be an exception
One of the most dramatic of all seedpods: Carex grayii. These look like something from outer space and are quite a sight sticking up out of the snow in the winter when the foliage is all gone and the pods are dark brown.
I usually cut the dead flowers off of any Hostas that I've actually let bloom. But a few years ago a friend used these long stems covered in pods in fall flower arrangements and I thought they looked wonderful. I noticed that some of them dried more bluish and even a purply-brown color. I'm waiting to see if these keep the green color or fade to something new.
They appear to be fading to yellow this week.
Unknown Cimicifuga but they all go to seed in the most beautiful way.
Lilium martagon 'Claude Shride'
And the seed pod that will inundate my garden from now until Spring: the long velvety beans of the Locust trees