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Dear Easter Bunny,

Instead of flowers, please bring me a female Seabuckthorn plant - the male told me today that it was lonely, and if it had a female, she would make sort of egg-shaped fruit.

Thank you,
Jay
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

I've never heard of you having a magic wand, but maybe magic whiskers you could wiggle? If so, instead of bringing me chocolate, would you please, please help my baby ducklings hatch? They're due Easter Monday and I'd really like all 8 to hatch successfully. I'd really, really, really like them to be baby girl ducklings - then when they grow up, they will lay lots of eggs. Alas, they won't lay chocolate eggs - that would take waaayyyy too much magic.

Sincerely,
Jay
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

Instead of candy, would you please, please bring me some bees? I've got flowers blooming everywhere, but I haven't seen a bumblebee yet, or any honey bees, and I don't think I've seen any Mason bees. I'm really not fussy - send a selection, but I want to have fruit this summer. I admit, most of the fruit will be round, but the Prune Plums are sort of egg-shaped, and they're just starting to bloom.

Thanks so much,
Jay
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

I know I jumped the gun when I planted warm weather seeds in my garden a few weeks ago. But I'm new to this and everything else was sprouting and we'd had such sunny weather...  I'd love it if this year, you brought an Easter miracle and they came up so I don't have to replant.

Better than dark chocolate covered peanut butter or marshmallow eggs. And you know how I feel about those.

Your biggest fan,
Sonja
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

Some people just *insist* you bring those plastic Easter eggs that split in half. If you feel you have to bring me any, please fill mine with onion sets? I could plant a whole row where the deer will smell them and turn away - OK that was wishful thinking - if the deer ate my friend's garlic, they'll eat my onions. I promise I'll put up fencing to protect them.

Sincerely,
Jay
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

When I was a kid, my dad always insisted that those chocolate eggs were really bunny droppings.

Would you mind bringing some REAL bunny droppings this year? Maybe mixed with bedding? You see, I an starting a garden and really  short on nitrogen sources. You dont even have to wrap them in foil (in fact, I would really prefer if you didnt). They dont even have to be new bunny droppings, last years would be fine.

We are social distancing, so you can just leave them on the porch, no need to bring them inside.

Hopefully,

Catie
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

Instead of candy, could you bring me a few more days of actual spring? Here in the PNW we had a week of beautiful sunshine and temperatures above 50 degrees; my chard and peas and carrots and everything else were absolutely loving it. Even the chervil seeds came up! Now we seem to have reverted to Seattle Standard: chilly, overcast, misty, and depressing for spring veggies.

A few more days of sunshine would be super...along with a wave of sensibility that keeps folks from rushing out to the usual nice-weather gathering spots.
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

Sorry I'm writing so late but I've been very busy. I know your in the area so I'm finally going to bed but I just wanted to ask you quick for one favor. I don't need chocolate or any other candy. I'd just like to ask for a nice warm, not too wet spring so my little piece of heaven here can grow some delicious food. I will even be happy to share with your relatives that live out in the big field. Thanks a lot little dude, talk to you next year.

Stay safe out there,
KJ
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

I keep failing to get Allium victorialis seeds to germinate....help!  I will grow you a rainbow of carrot colors if you can help me either get some that I can germinate or point me to a US source for plants?  Please, please, please!
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,
Instead of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks could you please bring me some silver fox rabbits and dominique chickens? Everywhere seems to be sold out. I shared lots of greens with your wild relatives this winter. And I will help with some of the requests made by other folks on this forum!
Jay, strictly medicinal seeds sells sea buckthorn seeds. They are super easy to germinate and you should get lots of female company for your lonely fella.
Greg, I was having trouble getting some different alliums to germinate and tried cold stratifying them 1st. Some only needed 2 weeks, some did better with 4.
Thank you Mr Easter Bunny!
 
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Dear Easter Bunny,

Thank you so much for your magic! I customer stopped by last week end and told me that people near his place sold Seaberry. We've paid for a pair of girls electronically and the gentleman is going to pick them up and deliver them this weekend when he's again doing errands in this area! It's probably too late for fruit this year, but let's hope we get some next year!

I'm afraid I've still got my fingers crossed over the duck eggs. There were signs that 3 of them were pipping yesterday morning, but they've still not hatched. Please, even though Easter has passed, keep sending positive vibes their direction!

Thank you also for sending some bees my direction. I've seen two bumble bees in the field. They don't seem to have found my Prune Plum which is a shame, but at least they were visiting my dandelions.

Thanks so much,
Sincerely,
Jay
 
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