Sunday, May 10, 2015

Guerilla Gardening?

Guerrilla gardening is a term used to describe the unauthorized cultivation of plants or crops on vacant public or private land.

Today, we discovered that some of that had happened in our yard.

Under the pine tree, in the side yard, we found this.

Next to the composter, we found this.

We quickly checked the neighbours' gardens, looking for more, but no one nearby has anything like this.

They do seem to be the same type.
I am pretty sure they came from the local squirrel "Bulb Relocation Project" which occurs around here in the fall. A delightful surprise, in unexpected places. The tulips in my garden don't look nearly as nice.

Yesterday, a local chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grannies Helping Grannies held their annual garden sale. The Grannies (as they call themselves) raise money to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.

I bought a new teacup birdbath, for my garden.

The cup and saucer reminded of my mother, so it seemed like an appropriate gift to myself, for Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day.


  1. Tulips, beautiful flowers wherever they are, and a delicate bird bath, or will it be a feeder? Happy Mum's Day to you too.

  2. Happy Mothers Day. That squirrel has good taste. Knew just what colour to plant in your garden, to surprise you on this special day. Hope he keeps up his gardening project, in your garden.

  3. Pretty tulips - that squirrel knew you would enjoy them! Love your new bird bath......the bords round here wouldn't fit in it, they aren't small birds.

  4. Hi Kate, Happy Mother's Day, love the tea cup bird bath, I think I'm going to keep my eyes open for one of these. Michelle

  5. What a pretty use for tea cups and saucers. They used to be so popular. The tulips are beautiful! Lucky you to have a gardener.