I know they know the difference between real rain water
and sprinkler water from the lake and well water from the hose.
I know they know this because it happened again.
The sprinkler waters them, they grow with a few blooms.
I water them with the hose, they grow with a few blooms.
Then, it rains two inches last week.
Everything is clean and refreshed.
All the plants in the garden perk up.
A few days later, the Rain lilies explode with blooms.
I usually call them Fairy lilies, their proper name is Zephyranthus robustus.
I know that they know when the water is rain water.
I don’t know how they know, but
I know they know.