So I found this seed pod in my seed box....well, one of them. I have two boxes full of seeds I either bought, stole or "borrowed" (I've told you 'm a pilferer of seeds, remember?) I just love seeds. There's so much potential in them! Take this seed pod for instance. I don't recall where I got it, nor from which kind of tree. The size alone tells me it must be from a tree. As I don't recall from where I "borrowed" it, there's no telling what will come from it.
Several of the seeds fell out when the pod got warm enough in the house. This always happens. I bring in seed pods shut tight and within a few days of warmer than sub-zero temperatures, the pod explodes and spills its bounty. Remind me to tell you about my experience with ballistic seeds. Fascinating stuff!
See all those seeds? That's only half of what the pod holds and each one of those seeds has the potential to be a huge tree. I find that simple fact utterly amazing. So, here I am collecting, stealing and borrowing seeds from wherever they lay because each tiny seed can one day be something wonderful and lovely. I knew the tree from which this seed came at the time I took the seed pod and stuffed it into my pocket, but right now, I can't recall.
So, I planted a few of these seeds in a tiny pot and it sits on my window sill. Hopefully something sprouts and one of these seedlings will turn into a sapling and that sapling may make it to maturity and then I'll see the leaves and then I'll recognize the tree. That is when I'll let you know what I have here. Yes, you'll have a bit to wait, but I doubt the suspense will kill you. After all, I still have to tell you about ballistic seeds!