Seeds

Seeds

“Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.” 
― Michael PollanSecond Nature: A Gardener’s Education

himalayan blue poppy

Himalayan Blue Poppy.  I am continually amazed as I put a tiny seed into the ground, that such magical magnificence should, with a little care, pop through the dirt for me, sharing it’s loveliness and then the producing seed in order to display again in continuum . How lucky am I


 

“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in ‘em,” said Captain Jim. “When I ponder on them seeds I don’t find it nowise hard to believe that we’ve got souls that’ll live in other worlds. You couldn’t hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn’t seen the miracle, could you?” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne’s House of Dreams

 

I have gathered photos of seeds and seed pods that I thought you might enjoy. The beautiful photography stands on it’s own. The only comments are occasional plant names.

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Butterfly weed seed pods


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Strongylodon macrobotrys


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Star Anise seed and pod


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Poppy seed pods


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Poppy seeds inside the pod, not dry yet. When dry they are the size of a pin tip.


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Empty poppy seed pod


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Chestnut


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Pussy Willow


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Artichoke



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Shoo Fly seeds and pods


 


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green lotus

Green Lotus Seed pod with developing seeds



lotus seed pods


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Dried Lotus seeds


magnolia

Magnolia Tree seeds emerging from the pod



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Ash Maple seed pods


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Milkweeds seeds in pod


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Clematis seed pod by Frans Schmit



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peony


paper lantern seed pod

Chinese Lantern pod


Puhala tree seed pod

Puhala tree seed pod

 


Cape Gooseberry

Physalis/Cape Gooseberry


Aristolochia's seed capsule

Aristolochia’s seed capsule



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milkweed

Milkweed seeds ready to go         photo Andy Goodwin


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Milkweed Seeds still in their pod


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Kiwi seeds



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grape…..in this case we eat the seed pod!

A Grape !


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And the cycle repeats, relying on the wind and pollinators.


 

Such magical power and magnificence, all in a tiny seed. I never tire of it. Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse

“Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.”

― Michael PollanSecond Nature: A Gardener’s Education

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Comments

  1. Hi, my name is Petr, I am from the Czech Republic. In the picture “Poppy seeds inside the pod…” the seed is so really blue? I would like to get such a seed and plant it in my garden…
    Best regards

    Petr

    • Hi Petr, I also love poppy flowers. When you look at the inside of the pods of almost all poppy flowers, the seed has a bluish cast.The Himalayan Blue poppy is a true blue and one of the few true blue flowers. It is a native of Tibet and not always easy to grow unless you can mimic its natural growing conditions. Here is a link to some info if you are interested in trying to grow it….. Link to info on Blue Poppy Flower

  2. simply amazing… what a delight

  3. Beautiful, thank you for posting.

  4. great pictures and artilce

    • Thank you Sheila for taking the time to share that you liked the post. I am finally back posting after a significant absence. Hope you will come back to visit again.

  5. I am a silversmith, and pick all kinds of beautiful shapes from my neighbours` gardens, the park, groves, cast them in silver and rarely know what they actually are… I have found half of them here.
    thank you, so beautiful
    robin

  6. Victoria Moores :

    OOPS! Faux Bois. Spelling error. I had never heard of that style of art before. Amazingly Spectacular!!! Love it.

    Victoria

  7. Victoria Moores :

    I have viewed this blog three times already. It is just magnificent!! I love the Puhala seed. It looks like a beautiful stone. The “embryonic” grape seed is another favorite. I thought the artichoke was an Allium plant. It was fun to try to guess which seed belonged to which plant. The Magnolia seeds were so gorgeously red. The Strongylodon Macrobotrys looks like something lovely from Avitar. The Poppies are quite the show prize. And the sweet delicate Heart of the Kiwi……..
    I love creation even more after gazing at the photos. Gardening takes on a whole new meaning now. Thank you for taking time to share this most lovely of all art with us!!! (Loved the Faux Brois too)

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