A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Squirrels 5, OldRoses 1

Four more of my winter sowing containers have succumbed to the squirrels. I lost the Butterfly Weed, Gas Plant, Great Blue Lobelia and Red Swamp Milkweed. That's a total of five containers that they have destroyed.



But, while the squirrels were busy excavating my seedlings, they overlooked this:

Greenland Tulip

That's gardening. You win some, you lose some.

5 Comments:

At 7:29 AM, Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

And what a lovely tulip it is. I have them too and find them to be very pretty and sturdy too. Pity about your containers though!

 
At 8:45 AM, Blogger Sylvana said...

It sounds like you need to build a cage for your winter sowing.

 
At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

Ah, that is a beautiful tulip. So glad they overlooked it.

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I have Greenland tulips as well, I find them to be the hardiest tulips for me, they come back year after year, not going to pot like other tulips do in my garden.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Kasmira said...

I grew some of these too! I don't think the squirrels ate any. My cats eat lots of squirrels. :)

 

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