Squirrels and Peanut Plants

The confused squirrels have been going "nuts" exploring my new secret garden (formerly my backyard). I've seen them digging all over, eating my plants, and burying their peanuts. Well, I didn't know they were such good farmers, because I discovered 2 peanut plants growing. I did not know what they were (being a city girl :)), but researched and found that sure enough, they were peanut plants. I decided rather than pulling them out of my garden altogether, I would try another experiment. I dug them up and replanted them in the raised bed behind the garage. I hope they will grow well there and maybe give those little squirrel farmers a good harvest and they will leave my plants alone :)
This big one was growing among the marigolds and the screeping red sedum.
The squirrel farmer that buried this peanut was also an artist- look at the beautiful setting he chose :)
digging up the smaller peanut plant
great roots on the bigger plant!
nice spot in back behind the garage
all settled in new home
the little one right next to it

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