Tulips

_DSC0221

I have a few tulips growing in my garden but this isn’t one of them. The ones in my garden never bloom because the deer eat the emerging leaves and bud stalk in very early spring, before we return to Michigan to use our deer repellent.

_DSC0156

I really don’t mind sharing my space with deer but my garden – not so much. I’m a little tired today so I don’t really want to think or write about options for co-existence with wildlife – today I’m standing firm that my flower garden is my space.

_DSC0152

Obviously, as I look out my window at the topped-off leaves of a few clumps of tulips, the deer have taken the same stand. How lucky I am that we found some beautiful tulips at the Hidden Lake Garden last week and the images I brought home bring me joy after a week of very grey skies and lots of rain.

_DSC0156

The tulips had blossomed between our weekly visits and were probably the biggest change in the garden last week – at least they gave the biggest punch of color.

_DSC0148

Advertisements

6 Comments »

  1. Well, moose are my nemesis in Breckenridge. They are decimating our aspens. However, I can’t plant tulip bulbs either because the squirrels seem to love them. The tulips you photographed are lovely. I’ll just enjoy those.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oh my! Yes, there are evergreens we don’t plant because deer clean out the bottom branches making them look very sad. When I buy plants I look for those labeled “deer resistant”.

      Like

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s