Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seed Pods

Growing up, we had day lilies of numerous varieties and colors all over the yard. I remember being fascinated in the fall when the seed pods dried and cracked open. I enjoyed breaking them apart and dumping the seeds on the ground. I always wondered about the seeds and whether they would really sprout into a day lily because I knew my mom always spread them by division. I still haven't found out if you plant a seed whether you'll get a day lily or not. Currently in our yard there is just one or two. The texture and color of the seed pods grabbed my interest for a picture a week or two ago.
Here's how it looked back in August. Soon the seeds will be buried under snow.


Dan said...

Nice depth of field on the seed head shots. Do you upload any photos to flickr?

On another note, I have been researching how to grow brussels sprouts after harvesting my small sprouts. I found a page at the link below that suggests good varieties and talks about planting later spring/early summer for better growth. I thought I would share as we seem to be in the same predicament.


DP Nguyen said...

Wonderful photos!

Emily said...

No I only use flickr for photos for Ravelry. I use Picasa because its easier to upload them as I go for the blog posts with blogger, than it is to upload to flickr and then link to them again to load them on the blog.

I do try to put my best photos in the public album that produces the slide show on my sidebar.

Marcia said...

I don't recall that I let the day lilies go to seed pods. I would always clip them off because I didn't want the plants expending energy on seeds.