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March 01, 2024

I'm happy with the plant propagation that's been happening. So far, I have four native plant seeds in winter sowing mode, in a small amount of soil in recycled containers, in the cold to get their stratification.

March 1 2024

Without this critical cold period, many native wild plants won't germinate, sometimes going into secondary dormancy, meaning that they won't germinate until they go through a second cold period. I don't have the patience for that!

I want instant results, and so do the butterflies.

All four of these plants are known for their magnetic appeal for butterflies, including the endangered Monarch. With luck, these will grow enough this year to flower next summer, bringing lots of flying flowers to feast on their nectar.

New grow lights seem to be a good investment, one that previously, I had no experience with. These are Barrina brand LED lights, hung by hooks on a wire shelf unit. So far, so good.

Do you plan to grow anything this year? Maybe you need to go to the Rustic And Succulents Group and get some inspiration, or share your own ideas to inspire others.

Or,you could share them on the Rustic Crafts page - scroll to the bottom of the page!

Make sure you get signed up for notifications on Blue Fox Rustic on Facebook to stay in touch, lots of projects are happening here in our new locale.

Don't forget; if you have questions about any rustic craft that I might be able to help you with, ask away! Reply to this email, or use the contact link in the footer of every page on this site. Want even more inspiration? Visit the Rustic Garden Art DIY Blog for all updated and new pages on the website.
I hope you've enjoyed this issue of Rurality Newsletter. Now get crafting!
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