A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

RIP - Plum Blossom Snapdragons

I've been opening my winter sowing containers for a few hours each day to harden off the seedlings. The squirrels are delighted. They've been digging in them for any ungerminated seeds. One of the hardest hit containers is the one containing the Plum Blossom snapdragons. I'm afraid there won't be any left to plant in the Entry Garden. I told you that garden is jinxed!

I weeded it out today. It looks much better. I love the pastel tulips. I've already found another pastel tulip collection to add in the fall.


At 1:24 AM, Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

Oh dear, those pesky squirrels. I hope your other containers will survive!!!!

Your tulips look lovely!

BTW I have your favorite flowers on my blog today.;-)

At 1:38 AM, Blogger Hillside Garden said...

I'm not very lucky with my tulips, they are always one year in my garden and then - ?? Away!


At 8:17 AM, Blogger Colleen said...

Oh, your poor snapdragons! I had a nasty surprise with one of my containers as well. What was supposed to be a container of mixed hollyhocks ended up containing almost all lamb's quarters and one sorry little hollyhock seedling. I'm still trying to determine whether it was the seed someone gave me or if it's the potting soil I used. The other containers I used the potting soil in aren't showing any signs of lamb's quarters. Needless to say, I'm a little annoyed. Maybe my front garden is as jinxed as yours?

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Sylvana said...

Those damn tree rats! They are always getting into my stuff, too. I think they aspire to be gardeners, though, because they like to move my plants and sometimes even bring me some of the neighbors goodies!

Your front garden is looking lovely!

At 12:01 AM, Blogger Marc said...

I can't believe the squirrels would come right up to your containers like that. I'm lucky I guess. Our squirrels won't even come to the bird feeders OR the squirrel feeder that we have. I see them jumping around in the trees far away. I don't know why they are so timid. We don't even have a dog.

I guess I should be grateful since I'm not losing any seedlings. Hope you have better luck from now on.

At 12:30 AM, Blogger OldRoses said...

Thanks, everyone. The squirrels in my town are notorious about getting into and chewing through everything. It's constant battle.

Yolanda Elizabet, It was heavenly to "tour" your roses today. Mine are late this year because of the cold spring and I really miss them.

Colleen, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has a jinxed garden!

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Ki said...

NJ squirrels must be about the nastiest ones around. You should see what they did to Anthony's very nice birdhouse at his blog the Compost Bin. And we just potted some Amaryllis which they immediately dug out of the pots. But I fixed them by spraying the tops of the Amaryllis with Dave's Insanity Sauce made out of Habenero peppers. Deadly. Even a small whiff of the stuff and your eyes start to tear.

At 8:04 PM, Blogger OldRoses said...

Insanity Sauce! What a great name. As much as I love birds, I don't bother putting up houses for them precisely because I know that the squirrels would chew them up.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Kasmira said...

Your curvy border is looking nice, though. Is this where you plan to plant the Therese Bugnet?


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