A few weeks ago I bought a gorgeous little sunflower to put on the terrace of my treehouse. I called her Sally -- don't ask me why -- and I loved seeing her sunny little face every morning. And then a couple of weeks ago the strata council in our building decided to have the decks power washed. Of course, in their usual wisdom, the council decided to have the decks power washed in the middle of high summer, just as everyone's terraces were fully landscaped, everything was in bloom, folks were using their barbeques, patio tables, Adirondack chairs...
I think Sally became traumatized by the power washer, and ever since then she has kept her face hidden. I talk to her every day, and I water her, and I tell her everything is going to be all right, but her face remains hidden. She was fully closed a couple of days ago, and last night I said to her, "Won't you let me see your face?" and slowly a few spikey petals opened shortly afterwards.
Okay, I'm really starting to sound looney tunes now, aren't I? The thing is, does anyone know how I can revive Sally the Sunflower? Or is she lost forever?
The good news is, I now have a spanking clean deck, but most of my plants didn't survive.
Sally looks very sad, doesn't she...?