I could not figure out why the flowers in this first pot were growing so badly, while the flowers in the second pot were turning out rather nicely. I was watering and feeding them the same.
I blamed myself, I blamed the flowers, I blamed the crappy growing season.
But I totally overlooked the real culprit until I caught one of the cats standing on the edge of the pot PISSING ONTO THE FLOWERS!
BTW, I am not the least bit happy with the 'clarity' of these pictures taken with my new Vivitar camera. I should have known better and gone with a Nikon or another Sony. They took FABULOUS pictures.