Thursday, March 17, 2011

Herbal Ally Challenge # 8 ~ Starting Dandelion Seeds

There's been a few Dandelions blooming around here. I was planning to order some Dandelion seed , then I spotted ..............................

this seed head , so I gathered a couple of these instead of ordering.

I sowed them in an egg carton with some potting soil I had on hand. Then covered them with plastic wrap to keep the moisture in and I have them sitting near a heat vent. I'll be watching them closely to see if any of the seeds sprout. I have a raised bed that is in a semi-shaded area and I've been thinking about buying some seed and sowing that bed with Dandelion. I have Dandelion growing in the yard here and there , but not as much as I would like to have for harvest. So if these seeds sprout , I'll just gather plenty of seed heads and plant them in that bed.

Sunday morning I awoke with an image of this Dandelion Fairy , I'm not sure if I was dreaming about her or if she just came to me upon awaking. I got up , grabbed a pencil and started sketching. She had Dandelion leaf wings and a Dandelion hat that I remember. I'll be adding color to her later and redoing her croooked hands (LOL).
~ Dandelion Blessings ~


tansy said...

oooh, i love your drawing joyce ann! it reminded me of the dandelion fairy sculpture my friend bek made:

can't wait to see how your seedlings emerge!

karisma said...

Oh your fairy is gorgeous! I tried out my first dandelion recipe this week, will share it later. hugs xoxox

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Your dream to drawing
is lovely! So cute!

Check out one of your
links on dead nettle.
Looks like people add
the leaves to salad.

That dandelion seed head
save you some money. Your
drawing would make a cute
package for dandelion seeds.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Kristine ~ I went to the link you gave me , the Dandelion Fairy is beautiful. Wish I had the extra dollars to purchase , but money is tight right now. I've added it to my Esty favorites though.

Hi Karisma ~ Would love to hear about your Dandelion recipe. I'm always on the lookout for new herbal recipes.

Hi Flassie ~ I'll have to add a few Purple Dead Nettle leaves to my next wild salad , thanks for mentioning that. I'm sure I read it , but must not have remembered that fact.

The Dream Dandelion Fairy would be cute on seed packages , great idea.
Thanks !

~ Be Blessed ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Your Welcome!

Did I ever tell you that I bought the Wildcraft game for my dgd and son? They enjoy playing it.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Flassie ~ How old are your grands ? I'll probably purchase that game in a year or so , I think my grands are still to young for it. What is the age level of that game ?

~ Be Blessed ~

The Forest Apothecary said...

I love your dandelion fairy just as she is! You have me anticipating dandelions this year Joyce Ann. Can't wait to see them again!

Comfrey Cottages said...

i love your drawing Joyce Ann! So cool! I wish you every luck with your seeds growing!!:) so cool!! xxxx