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.


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.


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.


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.


8 thoughts on “Tulips

  1. Sometimes I see snapdragons in Texas, and from a distance I mistake them for tulips. They always make me happy, so I have learned not to look closer anymore.

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  2. 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.

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    • 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”.


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