Friday, March 10, 2017

Persistent Little Plants {SOL 3.10.17}

A few weeks ago, I felt like I needed to add some new plants inside. I really like succulents so I went to the store and picked out one.

I wanted to put it in a nice pot so I came home and replanted it.

About a week later, I started noticing something strange about my new plant....
It was growing long, lanky sunflower seedlings too!

My only guess is that the potting soil I used to replant had gotten some sunflower seeds from the bird seed mixed in with it thanks, perhaps, to a little mouse hiding away food for the winter.  (The bird seed sits above the potting soil on a shelf in the garage.)

These little sunflower seedlings are persistent! I pull them out and about three days later, more are back.

Funny, but also a bit annoying.


9 comments:

  1. It's like a whole other language...planting. I'm not one for plants and I'm amazed that you figured out it was sunflower seedlings. Cool! Maybe not. I'm not sure. ;)

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  2. I would love some real succulents at my house, but I'm pretty sure plants come to my house to die. I bought fake ones at Home Goods so there are no sprouts shooting out, thank goodness! Good luck with those funny little seedlings.

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  3. That is a surprise -- I am impressed you figured it out. It sounded like a Nate the Great book. You are quite the detective on this one!
    Clare

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  4. Those persistent sunflowers. They want to give you some love and you are just snipping them away. A little reminder that we are not in full control.

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  5. Too funny. This post is like the kids we teach. We teach our hearts out, but we never know what will emerge from the soil of each child.

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  6. A metaphor of life, hidden seeds delivering annoyances, surprises, blessings. :)

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  7. Spring surprises, trying hard to survive, right? It will be interesting to see how long this goes on!

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  8. Wouldn't it be a fun game to get a bag of unknown seeds and see what sprouts? It is not fun when something unexpected starts growing in the pot next to a plant you have chosen.

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  9. Sounds like they decided you need more sun in your life! We've had our birdfeeder up all winter, and I'm curious what might sprout beneath ...

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