Day 56: A leaf study, showcasing two of the 5 compound leaves that have emerged from the fully extended bud scales. The drawing illustrates how much the leaves grow in a relatively short timeframe; in this case, only 19 days.
Smooth sumac leaves, 7.5×8 inches, graphite
Leafy stem update
I’ve concluded it is too late to try and plant the leaf-topped stem, as there’s no sign of root growth. So today, I revisited the sumac patch and collected another “still dormant” stem that will be planted directly in garden soil. Time will tell!
For another update, read Winter Botany Study, Part 4