Thursday, March 26, 2015

SOL day 26 a watchpot never boils

I planted some white oak acorns is collected while hiking in January. Just barely under the soil, they need lots of water. It seemed to take forever, when the acorns finally burst, the little plants shot up. 

They seem so airy resembling bonsai trees. I love looking at them. I've been watering them daily and can't wait to plant them outside.

I've recently started some native plant seeds for a butterfly garden. It's been two weeks and there is no sign of anything growing. I'll need to be patient. I'm reminded of a saying by my Grandmother, "A watchpot never boils". 


  1. Isn't it amazing to realize how big those sprouts will be someday? I love to see the new growth on plants.

  2. They're beautiful! Just think of what they'll grow into.

    Speaking of which, you might want to check out G. Brian Karas's An Oak Tree Grows, which is a lovely new picture book.

  3. I have never tried to sprout an acorn and it looks so easy. Your sprouts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing a great idea.

    1. I'm so glad you are giving it a try. I got to see the butterfly milkweed finally sprouted yesterday.


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