Only One Sunflower…

“Ah! You don’t know what these beans are,” said the man. “If you plant them overnight, by morning they grow right up to the sky.”

A while back (April) I decided to try my luck at gardening. I planted SO MANY seeds and I have to say we managed to have a couple of salads with lettuce and spinach and some tasty fresh herbs. The strawberry plant died instantly and then came our two-week trip to Japan. As you can imagine, it was hot in Japan. At the same time, it was also hot in Berlin. And it didn’t rain at all while we were away, so I came back to a dry and thirsty group of plants. The blueberries had shrivelled up on the tree, the colourful flowers were a mass of dead brown hay and the only thing I managed to revive was a sunflower.

Sunflower season came and went and it wouldn’t flower. I was so gutted.

However, when I looked out yesterday, I found my little sunflower had finally opened up. Here it is brightening up our balcony! And in the back are all the new things I have planted. Let’s hope they last a little longer…


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