Leroy has lost his mind over this one.
So I did what any good Mom with a black thumb does, I put 4 seeds, each in their very own Dixie cup, threw in some dirt and watered them in our kitchen window every day. I gave the other 3 to my dear neighbor Auntie Kiki because I suspected some catastrophic event may happen to ours. Think cats, dogs and kids.
After they sprouted, I lovingly cared for them until I could transfer them outside. I put a nice little metal fence around them and sprayed them with Miracle Grow.
Auntie Kiki threw them in the ground and forgot about them..................
Let's just say that Auntie Kiki is kicking my ass on the Sunflower thing. I wandered next door yesterday and was amazed to see these tall, green stalks leaning gently toward the sun. Leroy may pack his bags and move next door soon.
To top things off, I coaxed the kids outside to witness a beautiful sunset. Christian was so in awe over the colors that he tripped on the metal fence and flattend two of the four sunflowers. We are down to three now with one just barely hanging on.
Oh, but that sunset was SO worth it.