16 April 2024

Tulip Tuesday

As we were packing to go to my mother-in-law's for a couple of days, the deer were hanging out across the street, munching on my neighbor's flowers and trees. I just knew they were waiting for us to get out of the way so they could devour my tulips. Tulips are like candy to deer.

All my tulips came with the house, with the exception of a pot of very deep maroon flowers Lizard gave me before we knew tulips are like candy to deer. I transplanted the bulbs into the garden after they spent their initial blossoms because I didn't know the deer would eat them. Every. Single. Year.

As I began building our miniature lavender farm in 2020, I dug up the tulips that came with the house and moved them to areas closer to the house, knowing they might still get eaten, but hoping I'd get to enjoy one or two every once in a while.

Every once in a while, I do get a photo of a tulip or two before the Deer Cafe opens. But I haven't seen many. I hoped the deer across the street would stay there and leave my tulips alone while we were gone last week until I could get back and shoot them. The tulips, not the deer. With a camera. Not a gun.

Imagine my surprise when I got to see a whole bunch of tulips when we returned! Now, if one of the deep maroon ones will just bloom!

1 comment :

  1. Oh my goodness, those are lovely! And you have daffodils and hyacinth too! Maybe the neighborhood deer or are on a diet this year....


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