One Small Seed

DSC_0581It is always amazing how one small seed can grow into a large plant.  This is the seed for the Pink Flamingo Feather Celosia.

DSC_0149The seed somehow traveled from another location in the back of the house and planted itself in a corner of a front bed.


From that accidental (or was it?) planting, it grew to be a multi-stemed, six foot tall plant with thick stems to support it.


The flowers are a pretty color and keep bees busy.


And there is always good news and bad news.  The good news is that the Flamingo Feather is a healthy and beautiful plant.  The bad news is that I will be transplanting and pulling up an awful lot of Celosia next spring.

10 Comments on “One Small Seed”

  1. Wow! That really is a small seed!!!

  2. Oh boy, seeds! I have that plant here and there, thought it looked familiar, but always pulled it up. I had Celosia in Atlanta – after enjoying them for several years I finally couldn’t cope with the seedlings anymore and got rid of them. It was hard to tell when to deadhead and they produced copious amounts of seeds.

  3. gaiainaction says:

    That is just totally amazing!

  4. Sheryl says:

    I always find it amazing how plants are able to mysteriously move from one part of my garden to another. It would be interesting to know how the seed planted itself in the front yard. Was it carried on a shoe or sweater? . . . was it on the fur of a squirrel? . . . ???

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