Guerilla gardener in the sky

Strange seedlingNot that long ago, I stumbled upon four plants, long and rooty, flung into the grass and sidewalk of our back yard. They weren’t ours, and were too big to be weeds.

“Any idea what that might be?”I asked Steve.

He peered down at them. “No idea.”

“You didn’t pull them?”

He shook his head.

The landlord had been by to cut the grass a few days earlier, but these strange seedlings (and one accompanying flower) had just appeared that day.

Strange seedling, take twoIf they’d been in a more organized state, I might have thought they were a guerilla gardener action. If they’d been closer to one fence or the other, I might have thought they were from one of the neighbors.

But there they were, and even though Steve did suggest our upstairs neighbor might have launched them over the balcony into the grass below, I prefer that they are simply a mystery, like the death of Elvis or the location of Jimmy Hoffa, or, even, why our wireless router, phone connector and printer all went out in the same seven-day period last week.

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5 Responses to “Guerilla gardener in the sky”


  1. 1 steven July 19, 2006 at 7:12 am

    I can’t tell what your mystery plants are but I do have a question? Were your electronics plugged into a GFI powerstrip or were they plugged straight into the walls? Electronics are very sensitive to power surges you know…

  2. 2 Carol July 19, 2006 at 7:49 pm

    Clearly evidence of garden fairies!

  3. 3 inadvertentgardener July 19, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    Steven, we are all about the powerstrips, but you know, we’re not GFI powerstrip people. Perhaps we should be? I know about the surge sensitivity…

    Carol, LOL…I like the garden fairy theory immensely. :-)

  4. 4 steven July 20, 2006 at 4:43 pm

    As the owner of four computers and multiple peripherals, digital cameras and game platforms I am all about the GFI. Ditto for UPS (uninterrupted power supply).

    I have the yard sprayed for faeries, gnomes, elves, dryads, trolls and pixies.

  5. 5 inadvertentgardener July 22, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    Steven, I might just have to look into the GFI situation, especially now that I have to replace a backup hard drive, too. I find it very odd that EVERYthing has failed all at the same time, or at least all in the past 10 days…


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