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01 October 2010 @ 08:28 pm
Poincina seedling  
Yesterday I was very happy to see that the seedling for my Royal Poinciana tree has sprouted! I'm very surprised because it said it would take months to sprout. But I guess that hot bath I gave it and letting it soak over night softened the shell enough for it to sproud in about three days. I'm thrilled. This is a HUGE seedling. The seed itself was big. Here it is coming out.

I couldn't believe it.

I put it outside to get some sunlight now that it's all tall. I'm still amazed what a huge baby it is. I brought it back in this evening though. The nights are getting cold and that's not good for a baby tropical. It and the others might be indoor trees for their first year or two. I'm very worried about my Tabebuia and Jacarandas and will do my best to cover them up come the colder days. I don't want them to start over for a third time from the ground. These are trees not perenials. So we'll see. I think if I had moved them to bigger pots and waited one more year they would have done better because these trees do grow in this area. It's just getting them to have a thick bark that's the hard part.

Still playing Red Dead Redemption and helping Chris level his character. I'm at level 34 now and got the next horse at 33. I'm so glad because I was getting sick of the old horse. I can tell this one is much faster. I can't wait to reach 50 and get the bull. Every time you reach 50 you get cooler mounts like bulls, and buffalos. I'm getting a lot better at shooting and am having lots of fun in this game.

Sigh, I must find time to work on some art. I've started a new drawing and have been thinking about Owen again. I'd like to do something with him, perhaps using his fire.
It's Oct 1st. It's officially Halloween. Hurray!
Current Mood: happyhappy
rhodielady_47 on October 2nd, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Looking at the size of that seedling, I think you better get it into a bigger pot and soon.
It's going to get big fast.
Desthagirion on October 2nd, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
I will. I have bigger pots.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Mewtwosilvolf on October 2nd, 2010 07:41 am (UTC)
Wow it looks nice and big! Very impressive!
Ooh cool, a buffalo sounds like a neat mount.
Time is flying by. I want to do some pics of my bad guys from my book. I'm worried their heads look too much like Mewtwo's from Pokémon. I don't want to have to redraw the front cover again though.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on October 2nd, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it came out so quickly. Waiting months would drive me nuts and I'd be wondering if the seed was no good.
Yeah, those should be neat. It just takes so long to unlock them.
If you're worried then it's likely your instinct telling you you should do something. You should act on it.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 4th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
That's awesome that it already has a poinciana looking leaf. I hope it thrives!(I love poincianas).
Des: Tabebuia pinkthagirion on October 4th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
I do too. It's doing very well. But it's starting to get cold which I'm not happy about. I'll have to keep it indoors.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 5th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
Boo to the cold! I think they amy be frost sensitive, too. Oh, well, you will have it well established by next spring!