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They are a couple weeks early this year - warm super early spring, although it's supposed to get cold again next week.

And THEN, more Projectreset!verse and hatchling adorableness from tainry, EEEEEEEEEE!!! And it includes bloodroot! :D
Spring Prompts:

For more reading recs, check out the most awesome self-insert fic EVAR by Mllemusketeer:
Ten Ways to ACTUALLY Die While Working on Your PhD:

And a Voltron one - space-fugitive Shiro somehow acquires three little boys and a baby-Pidge
Can't Take the Sky from Me:



Tiny baby bloodroot leaves - the seeds get carried and planted by ants, so I've little bloodroots popping up in odd spots all over my yard.

Virginia bluebells - leaves pushing up like little purple cabbages

Sharp-lobed hepatica

Wild columbine leaves

Baby shooting star seeds sprouting!  My attempt at winter sowing, where you plant native seeds that need cold stratification in soda bottles, plastic milk jugs, or other greenhouses, and just leave them outside all winter so they can get the cold temps they need.  Worked like a charm!  I've tried to plant them before and they got flooded by rain or dug up by squirrels - the seeds are the size of dust. The soda bottle greenhouse keeps them safe while they're still tiny

Date: 2017-03-10 07:49 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Bloodroot! Such nifty leaves! Eeeee! So do the seeds have elaiosomes? 8DDD (I just discovered that word the other day and am highly tempted to use it as a Waterbaby name... ;D) (::rechecks wikipedia page:: Oh! They do! Eeeee! <3)
Little purple cabbagelets! <333
Hepatica! Columbine!
Oh what a good idea for seed starting! I've never done well with seeds, except once with Morning Glories...and those reseeded, so result! \o/

Date: 2017-03-11 02:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Boodroot leaves are so fun! The flowers only last a few days, but the leaves grow and get bigger and last through mid-summer. More naturalist points to you, lol - elaiosomes indeed! Hee, that would make a great Waterbaby name! :D

I've gotten pretty good at starting most of the prairie/butterfly garden seeds, but these woodland wildflowers are a challenge - will be interesting to see what else comes up. I planted some trout lily, spring beauty, cutleaf toothwort, virginia bluebell seeds, false rue anemone, some more Jack-in-the-pulpits and green dragons, and then for a REAL challenge, some lady slipper orchids that I got from a fellow on Etsy (they need a commensual fungus to grow, so he sent a little packet of soil from the big ones in his garden, and the seeds are even tinier and more dust-like than the shooting star, and it can take them up to three years to even sprout...)

Date: 2017-03-13 06:13 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh my! Yay for commensural fungus! Hope it works, but I guess it'll be hatchling-hatching time before we know, eh? ;D


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