Friday, May 4, 2012

my Indigo seeds...there's still hope

5 little sprouts have sprung from the soil...you probably will need to click on the image to see them.

i numbered them since they are so tiny...just babies.
so there's still hope for indigo this year. these are the seeds that Sandy of Discovery Cloth sent me. thank you Sandy. i have added some of the seeds i purchased to the pot, just today. my hopes have been restored.

My friend Margaret gifted me this wonderful book yesterday. It has so many beautiful illustrations and great details of bird's eyes and feet that I'll be able to use in my stitching. Lots of good information as well. I especially loved the page on the Hummingbirds. I have a hummingbird feeder in my front yard and this morning (wasn't fast enough to get a picture), one of the hummingbirds kept circling the feeder taking a little sip from every yellow flower as if they were all a different flavor. It was so cute to watch. Here are some pics from the book. Thank you Margaret.




And finally, for those of you who follow Jude, Janet did a wonderful post on her blog, Art Journey, in memory of WAS. You can see it here.

Have a great weekend.

21 comments:

Jeannie said...

Yes! Indigo seedlings! Congratulations! Koch's books are wonderful. I have the series and they bring much delight and inspiration. Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Deanna.

Sandy said...

hang in there on the indigo seeds. I thinned them and dont think I should have. I plan to transplant them this weekend, so will post new pic's.

Janet said...

We've got the seeds, just need to get some in the ground! So much to do around here! That bird book is wonderful - I've seen it, and think I need a copy too. Thanks also for the support - Was was fantastical.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

i have that books - it's lovely just to sit with, isn't it. my indigo is also going slowly. sprout and now at a stand still. going over to check the WAS tribute. cheers and later.

Els said...

Ha, ha, thanks for the numbers Deanna, would have missed the sprouts without ....!
Mmmmmm humming birds, interesting! (definately to cold here, especially this spring brrrr!)
What a great post from Janet: that is a wonderful link !

liniecat said...

YeahhhH come on the Indigo's!

Ms. said...

GO GO IND-GO!!! That's such good news. Your sister has exquisite taste. What charming illustrations, and I love the last shot holding the book up in the foreground with the real thing in the background. I think I'll have a look at the double moon post now.

blandina (aracne) said...

I am very interested in seeing how your indigo grows and devolops. And then to see what you will do with it: do you ferment it?
Hummungbirds are so pretty, unfortunately we do not have them here.

yvette said...

I see them....yes little greens to make blues

beautiful book
off to art journey

karen said...

Your book looks beautiful Deanna and I am so happy your seeds are sprouting. I have just been to the Garden Centre...window boxes for downstairs at the back are on their way!!

Nancy said...

Yippee ... it's growing!!!
That book is gorgeous :) Thanks for the link to Janet - amazing :)

Rachel said...

It looks like a fascinating book - and good luck with the indigo!

Sandra said...

lovely little sprouts, new indigo. perhaps more will come this week.

jude said...

you will have blue in no time....
and yes, a lovely post by janet, i put it in my i really like this list when i saw it.

Penny Berens said...

You're going to have an indigo adventure this summer.
Love the book.

helen said...

Yes...I see them....without enlarging :~)

What a lovely book ~ and the joy of having HUMMINGBIRDS visit you...I hope one day to be in a place that will be warm enough for me to see these delightful little birds!

Janet's heartfelt dedication to Jude and Was is amazing.

helen said...

I just enlarged the image of the seeds....and went.."oooo.....is there a sixth to the left of 4?" :~)))

deanna7trees said...

Bryan's Japanese Textiles said: Mine have just poked through as well. Reminding me to go and till the field and get it ready for the baby indigo plants next month. I covered a few of the bedding seed trays with a plastic cover and these ones sprouted a week quicker than their friends without a lid. The fallen seeds from winnowing last fall are already three centimeters tall. There is a chance of frost still. I lost a few hundred seedlings a few years ago and keep an eye on the weather so the seed trays can be moved inside. I had to start over again that time and somehow the plants never really took off that year because of the late start. Best of luck.
Bryan's comment didn't show up on blogger so i have manually posted it.

Drucilla Pettibone said...

it's fun watching everyone's seedlings grow in their own time. i have exactly five too. mine are looking ready to transplant, but i'm so worried about disturbing them. sending love to yours.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, fingers crossed for lots of blue in your life very soon. And the book -- well, it's going on my wish list from just the little I've seen of it here -- thanks for showing it. I didn't see any hummingbirds when I was there, darn -- but lots of others that I couldn't identify and with such exotic birdsong, almost tropical-sounding.

Deb G said...

Oh that's wonderful! So glad we all were patient enough to wait. :)

I'll have to keep an eye out for that book...

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