4月7日 April 7, 2014
I saw somewhere that selaginella should be brought out when cherry blossoms bloom and right before a rainy day.
About three months in winter, it is common to keep selaginella completely without water, and to bring out in spring from stored place. Also, since it is better for their health to finish revival in short period, it is good to expose to rain and wake them fast.
This year, the weather is unusual like a few very warm days followed bye a week of winter coldness, so even though cherry started to bloom, I delayed and delayed until this day. Actually, two days earlier were rainy, but our family went to a trip and it was not possible. After all, it came to bring out on a fine day right after rain. Sigh.
I store most of my selaginella under the deck wrapped with vinyl sheet. The picture is after the vinyl sheet was removed, and several pots were already brought out.
After thirty minute of grovelling work, an array of pots with dead trees were formed. They are so mysterious that they would get vivid soon.
Some had already opened their leaves somehow. For some reason, ones planted on rocks looks to have opened the leaves. It might be that their roots are healthier.
After the day, I continued to water them, but they were opening their leaves very reluctantly. In the first few days, I suspected they were alive.
Then, we had some rain, and on April 16 the leaves fairly opened. Still, the leaf color is like the ones in the last fall. Leaves of the maple has also opened.
On April 29, it is raining. Leaves opened a little more, greener, and look righter.