|The guilty party looking for chow in potted plants|
The great Nemophila of '09 miraculously rebounded and it must have gained the sparrows' respect, because they then allowed it mature. But it was in full, spectacular bloom in mid-March. Last year I had just a couple pitiful little baby blues--just enough to luckily reseed a bit this year. And this year's seedlings are still teeny tiny, with March now history.
Here's the plant in March '09:
And here are its grandchildren today:
The sparrows haven't zeroed in on these pitiful little things--probably because they are too small to bother. I have been looking at these tiny seedlings for months now, with no change. So, I hope they get going and become real plants--maybe by month's end I can have a decent blue-eyed show that will coincide with the Clarkia concinna (Pink Ribbons) that reseeded quite nicely from last year. Will get plenty of photographic evidence if I do!