Now that all the baby birds have hatched, grown up and flown away, I finally started on replacing the potted plants I lost to a late frost. On the front porch I always keep hanging baskets of sweet potato vines. They're not the usual hanging plant, but they grow like crazy, and I love the way they look when they cascade down about six or seven feet.
After two weeks one plant was doing great, but the other started looking a little wilted and over-watered:
Since I water both pots every day, and I use the same amount for both, I thought I might have gotten a bad plant. So I took it down to have a look, and saw something had dug a hole in the center of the new plant:
I'll give you three guesses what was in the hole.
Has someone been feeding Viagra or fertility drugs to the birds ion my neighborhood? I'd really like to know now.