But my cat's friend sat on them.
I will bloom instead.
My cat Jasper
has a friend (a fairly large and bold faced ginger and white cat) who has been hanging around a lot lately ...
The other day when I went to look at my sunflower seedlings, I realised they were not only looking weak and spindly, but most of them were crushed and flattened, their stems broken ... and the wooden skewers which I had put around them to form a protective barrier (and also to hold some of them up) were askew all over the ground. A case for Nancy!
I knew Jasper didn't do it because he's usually where the sunflowers are planted and has never troubled them. So ... I thought it was the gardeners who had carelessly trampled them, even though I had told them (when the seeds first sprouted) to be careful around the seedlings. Then ... one day I saw Jasper's friend lounging on top of some of the crushed seedlings and scattered skewers. That was the culprit.
I transplanted the surviving seedlings in a pot. They look very spindly, unlike sunflower seeds I've planted in the past (the seeds themselves were small and not like sunflower seeds) ... so I'm not sure if, how or when they will grow and bloom. I told myself that I would have to grow and bloom on their behalf.