A few weeks ago, I was walking up to the front door and I noticed a rather prominent green stalk sticking out of my garden. Now, I do not get around to weeding it like I should.. but I do weed it enough to know the difference between a flower and a weed (or so I hope). At any rate.. I had my hopes up that this new stalk was a sunflower.
We keep a sunflower/suet feeder for the birds on our porch. We haven’t filled it or the normal birdfeeder in ages due to time and squirrels.
I never considered the seeds being eaten by the birds and then turned into Sunflower Seed plus fertilizer all in one package. I guess that’s what happened, though.
I am so excited that this little flower came out of nowhere. It is a very needed and pleasant surprise to my little garden. Which has grown, by the way..
This is what my garden looked like a month or so ago:
This is what it looks like now:
As you can see, the marigolds have completely overtaken the other flowers. The marigold plants that died from the neighbor’s dog peeing on them even grew back! All in all, I have to say that it has been a successful flower garden this year 🙂 Our potted marigolds did not fare so well. They were drenched in a storm we had a couple weeks ago and drowned. On the plus side, we have fewer plants to water.