Seed Time

calla lily I was given a pot of lovely calla lilies in the spring. When they finished blooming, I moved the foliage to a large pot outdoors and then remembered rhizomes I had saved from last year so I added them to the pot. It was rather late for them but they sent up leaves and two blooms. Usually, I am attentive to remove the faded blooms but these were forgotten, the pot drying and the older foliage withering away.

calla pot

It was a sad sight and I decided to move the pot away from our sitting area when a flash of color caught my eye. It is these tiny sightings that lead to amazing discoveries.

calla seeds Seeds! Seeds forming in the faded bloom! I had no idea of this. calla seeds I am learning about these seed kernels and waiting for them to ripen, turning yellow or orange. Each kernel will have 2-5 seeds. This one cone could yield 50 seeds!

I’m so glad now that I “neglected” these plants so that their amazing fruitfulness can be displayed.




3 thoughts on “Seed Time

  1. Cathy

    The “lesson” wasn’t immediately apparent, but I sat for a moment and realized sometimes there is “good neglect”…….like when we neglect to do things the way we always do them and then discover there is a better way. Whenever I see something good coming out of my or someone else’s “failings,” I’m always reminded of the verse “All things work together for good to those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose .” Thank you for this lovely reminder this morning!

  2. susie

    Elaine- this is so great- what a good reminder out of what looks dead God is really at work making new and multiplying even!! I just love all your pictures and your writing – always a=so restful to me!

    1. Elaine Post author

      Thanks so much for visiting, Susie, and your kind words – yours are always a blessing to me.

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