Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tulip carnage

We planted loads of tulips in the Fall with the expectation of glorious flowers in the Spring. They all started beautifully and then in the course of a few days something ripped or chewed off the top of everyone that was close to the house. The tops are usually scattered nearby, not eaten. The only survivors are the white ones down the driveway. The neighbors had no such problems.

Do any of the gardeners out there know what happened or have had a similar experience? We do not have deer in our yard but we lots of squirrels and we have some raccoons that come by at night. Lynn even tried putting hot pepper sauce on the remaining ones, but they were taken out the next day.

The tulip carnage is horrific.

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