2014/04/28

巻柏蘇生 Selaginella revives

4月7日  April 7, 2014
巻柏は,ソメイヨシノの咲く頃,雨の前の日に出すのが良いとどこかで見た。
冬の間3ヶ月位,水も断って休眠させるというのが巻柏育ての常道で,春に保管場所から出してきて目覚めさせる。そして,目覚めは短時間に済ますのがその後の成長にも良いらしく,雨に当てて一気に目覚めさせようという話だ。
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.  
今年は暖かくなってもまた寒くなる妙な天気で,桜は咲いていたが,この日までズルズルと延び延びになってしまった。本当は二日前が良かったのだが,家族旅行でそれも出来ず,雨上がりのいい天気に出すことになってしまった。
こうなったら,毎日せっせと水遣りするしかない。
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.
大半はこのように,濡れ縁にビニールを張り,その下に置いておく。写真はビニールを外した後。数株はもう出して並べた。
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.


30分くらい這いつくばった作業の結果,並んだ並んだ枯れ木のような鉢が。
これが元気になるのだから不思議な植物だ。
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.

どういう具合か,幾つかはもう少し葉が開いている。何故か,石付けにしてある方が開いているようだ。根が元気なのかな?
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.

その日から毎日水遣りを続けたが,葉が開くのはじつにゆっくり。初めの数日は生きているのかと心配になる。
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.
その後,雨も少し降り,4月16日には大分葉が開いてきた。しかし,未だ去年の紅葉の色のまま。モミジの葉も開いてきた。
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.

4月29日は雨。更に少しづつ葉が開いて緑色になり,段々まともになってきた。
On April 29, it is raining.  Leaves opened a little more, greener, and look righter.