In April, the rains came and came and wouldn't stop. Beginning May, everything is drenched in rain, including my hanging baskets. I started reworking the soil in my hanging baskets and planted nasturtium seed that I had soaked overnight.
Little did I know, we were about to get a drop in temperature and over 3 inches of rain over the weekend.
As the days went by, I had little hope for the hanging baskets with the nasturtium seeds. They forecast rain, yet again. I looked at my husband and shook my head, I really had little hope for my nasturtiums. My husband took the hanging baskets down and put them under a maple tree. The next morning, I noticed that one of the baskets had been dug in, most likely by one of the squirrels. I hung the baskets up anyway.
The next morning, I found the nasturtiums had sprouted in the hanging basket that the squirrel had dug in, but not the other two.
In these past few years, I have watched our squirrels off and on, digging into the soil, burying nuts for the winter, and drinking water, playing, etc.
I will watch for more "Lessons From The Squirrel."
By Carol from SouthBend, IN
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