This post had me a little bit stumped if I'm honest... I mean, aren't all seedlings just green? With a little bit of white at the bottom? Perhaps some are a different hue. Little beetroot seedlings maybe. I'm not sure.
If the title was 'Seed' I'd have fared better. I could have waxed lyrical about humbug-striped sunflower seeds or pale, ethereal dandelion clocks. Or 'Bud'. I've taken a lot of photos lately of rhubarb-pink and coral buds on the very brink of bursting.
I suppose that for me I think about seedlings as promising little things: They've managed to germinate and, with the right care and conditions, they'll grow and flourish. It's all about imagination and having faith at this stage.
The dill will grow into tall, feathery plants with beautiful sulphur-yellow flowers. The calendulas will be a rich, bright orange and I'm hoping to make a salve from the petals.
Other seedlings on the go in our rickety little plastic 'greenhouse': Chillies (Jay has a thing about growing them), Angelica gigas (which will - fingers crossed - become imposing, bee-friendly plants with deep purple blooms and foliage), sweet peas and sunflowers in velvety rust colours. I've yet to plant some Ammi majus (Bishop's flower). They should produce frothy white flowers, not dissimilar to cow parley, in the dappled shade amongst my foxgloves.
So, seedlings. Little and green and nondescript now but they're the starting point for a whole riot of colour to come.
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