It was a beautiful, sunny day today (well, for most of the day today – it’s raining and chilly now), so I decided to get planting! Remember my seed experiment? Well, all that’s left is one of the sunflowers, so planting also entailed a trip to the plant nursery.
Or two trips.
Or, if I’m honest, even three trips.
But it looks very nice at the moment. We’ll see how long it lasts before the squirrel comes for some nibblies.
I’m very excited about the corn, mostly for its comic potential. I live on the third floor of an apartment building, so I’m hoping that, once it gets tall enough, people will drive by, look up, and say ‘Is that…corn?’
And that’s actually a hanging basket of flowers there in the corner, but it’s filling the lemon plant’s empty spot until it comes back again.
Did I tell you what happened with the lemon plant? I don’t think I did! Well, it went to winter at my parent’s house and, long story short, it’s dying now. Or trying to, anyway. It got these big, shiny, unsettling leaves on it and the man at the garden shop said ‘Oh, that’s what they do right before they die,’ but reports from my mom are that it suddenly has a few new regular leaves now. So it’s lingering.
But we’re going to buy a new one once the shop gets them in and then I’ll hang up that hanging basket…
The bees were out while I was planting these with my mom and they really are bizarre. It’s like they hover around going ‘Whatcha doin’?’ ‘Whatcha lookin’ at?’ ‘Can I see?’ It is very odd behavior for a bee, I feel. But there you have it So…
Do your worst, squirrel and three bees!