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.


  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. ;)

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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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