About 18 months ago we installed a bird feeder. It has been a delight for us watching the birds change with the seasons, getting to know what they are and their quirky little personalities.
This past spring I decided to plant a garden on the back deck. I planted six boxes of flowers and herbs. I noticed two plants coming up that I hadn't planted. One clearly looked like a sunflower. The other also looked sunflowerish. I figure the birds had dropped some seeds in the box on their way to and from the feeder. Quite clever, actually, as they are ensuring their food for next winter.
I have been tending them all summer. The sunflower is putting out many heads and happily following the sun.
However, the little plant seemed dwarfed, stalled if you will. Until yesterday I noticed this:
So is it a pumpkin? A cucumber? A zucchini?
I guess time will tell.
Those bird gardeners are pretty funny. I am glad they felt at home enough to start prettying up the place.
They will get all the seeds. I promise.