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Unplanted flower popping up?


Has this ever happened to anyone else? I'm beginning to think I have a ghost that like to plant flower bulbs! For some reason I have all kinds of flowers coming up in my flower gardens that I never planted. They look to be the type that grow from bulbs. I had planted bulbs in our front garden a not last year, but the year before that, but they never came up last year. My son and I dug and dug looking for those bulbs last year and we never did find them, even though I knew I planted them in a straight row and I knew how deep they were placed in the ground. I thought because we had such a bad winter they just all died. Now this year I have these new flowers starting to come up right where I had planted those bulbs that were no where to be found last year! The only thing is they don't look anything like the bulbs I had planted a few years ago and couldn't find last year. Then in my side garden I have Ester lily's coming up and I haven't planted those in 20 years! I put them in when we moved into this house and they came up one year and I haven't ever seen them come up again until this week. I've dug that ground up I don't know how many time over the years and planted new things, so it can be from the one's I planted 20 years ago, can it? I'm not sure if I have a stranger planting things in my gardens when we're asleep, or what's going on, but I was wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else before. If anyone can help me figure this strange event out please help me! I'm just hoping it's a good sign and not a bad one. Its all just so very strange!!
Apr 06, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

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could be several reasons

Animals are known to dig things up and carry them around. And obviously, flowers that grow from seeds (as opposed to bulbs) can blow in with the wind or be caught in animal fur and dropped wherever.

If you compost, it's possible you could be introducing them onto your flower beds when you fertilize from your compost heap. One year I prepped a new flower bed and put lots of nice fully decomposed (or so I thought) compost down before planting my new flowers. The only thing that grew in that patch was cherry tomatoes, and they thrived! Funny enough, I rarely buy cherry tomatoes so it must have been that one time when I had bought some and a few must have gone bad that I put them into the compost.

For years after that I was still weeding out cherry tomato plants in my vain attempt to grow irises. Eventually I gave up and had oodles of cherry tomatoes instead. For some people this probably doesn't sound like a problem at all, but I am the only one in our family who likes them and it was way too much for one person to eat :)
Apr 06, 2015 @ 01:14 pm

Winds of change

Sadly, winds can blow stuff in your gardens too.
Apr 06, 2015 @ 03:45 pm


These are all growing in a straight row! I've also had seeds from flowers I've removed come back for years, but I've never had unplanted flowers that grow from bulbs come up in a straight row like these are. If it was squirrel's than they're pretty darn smart to plant them in a row like they are. It just seems so strange that these are coming up like they are. I can't wait to see what they really are. When I do finally find out I'll let you know, but I'm still puzzled by how straight the row is.

mamaluv, I've also had cheery tomato's come up ever year even though they were only planted once, but I know that's because all of the tomato's that fell to the ground. They can be a real pain in the but if you don't care to eat them, witch we don't. My husband just likes to plant things to watch them grow. Than he leaves it up to me to find homes for everything he grows.LOL

Thanks for the suggestions as to where these may have came from ladies, enjoy your day! :)

Apr 07, 2015 @ 08:33 am


Well, I guess if someone was responsible for planting flowers on the sly, there are worse pranks. So funny!
Apr 07, 2015 @ 09:30 am

Tell me about it. :) LOL

My sister in-law told me if flowers come up in your yard that you never planted it means good luck. I need all the luck I can get after the last few years we've had, so lets hope she's right. But, with my luck I'll be allergic to the darn things. ;) LOL
Apr 08, 2015 @ 08:29 am

I wish

I wish I could get anything to grow. I have no such luck. Congratulations on this strange, awesome mystery!
Apr 08, 2015 @ 08:56 am


I might be able to give you a few hints and help you grow a few plants. Have you tried looking up the area you live in and what grows best in those areas? You might have some better luck if you do. You also have to make sure you're planting the right types of plants for shaded area's, half sun area's and full sun area's. Some plants only flower in say May and June then die, other's flower later and some will flower all spring summer and fall. If you take all of that into consideration before you buy flowering plants you may have some better luck with them. If you're planting bulb's think about all of those things as well, but remember some bulbs can be planted in the spring and you'll get flowers that year. Others need to be planted in the fall and pop up the next year, and some bulbs only come up every other year. Once you get all that figured out for your area than you can go out and find some plants you like and you'll know where to plant and where not to and when to water and when not to. Some plants like more water than others, some like sandy soil, and some like plain old dirt, some like more drainage than other as well. The same things goes for indoor plants, all of those thing matter more then people think they do, but I'm sure if you follow this you'll have yourself a pretty flower garden before you know it. I've tried those rolls that you're supposed to just roll out and water, but I never had any luck with them. Miracle Grow also came out with a shaker of seeds mix with plant food that you can always give a try too. As long as you follow the direction on the bottle you should get some flowers They also have more flower colors to pick from this year. I tried some last year and was surprised at how many flowers I was able to get to grow. I'm thinking about try it in pots this year. Any how if you do decide to give it another try this year, good luck and if I can help just shot me a note and I'll be happy to help you. Have a nice day and happy spring to ya! :)
Apr 09, 2015 @ 09:49 am

unplanted Flowers Pop-up

I have planted Bulbs in my garden one year and nothing, until a couple of years later.Sometimes the squirrel digs them up and eats them because they loves Bulbs.I have had Beautiful flowers come up in my garden that I never planted.The reason for this is Birds.Birds will carry seeds from flowers and drop them ,even miles away.That is where the flowers come from that you didn't plant.It leaves me curious though as to what will come up in the ground next year.I thank Mother Nature for this.
Apr 11, 2015 @ 09:27 pm

Not a ghost

I have that issue a lot with squirrels, just enjoy the flowers :)
Apr 23, 2015 @ 08:14 pm

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