When I'm gardening, I sometimes find little bunches of tiny plants that have sprouted. Hmmmmm...where did this come from? Many times I have planted seeds and by pulling up these little clusters of seedlings...the seeds that I want get pulled up too.....upsetting me a little. I have never left them to grow to maturity...until this summer.
I was watering my stacked planter and turned it to water the back, when I discovered a sunflower that was growing pretty well. It looked OK in the back, so I left it. I knew who the little gardener was....my friend the chipmunk. He scampers up to the bird feeder and stuffs his cheeks...then runs away to hide them. I've seen him rummaging around in this planter and sometimes I've chased him away so he doesn't break off a petunia. I must have missed this day...when he planted "his garden"
Today, it is blooming. No holes in the leaves....a perfect plant and situated so that people might think I planted it there. It is a pain in some ways...watering. If I miss a day of watering...the plants droops. I guess I should thank my chipmunk friend for planting this water meter. Now, all I have to do is look out the window and see if it is limp...and rush out to water the whole planter. I think that is the reason the rest of the plants are doing so well.
Thanks little chippy!