Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tulip Bulbs And Squirrels

Last fall I planted 100 tulip bulbs in the garden bed in front of the house.  It only took an afternoon, but it was still a pain.  I thought that particular bed was pretty safe, I don't usually see squirrels out there.  It's pretty open, and we have a lot of hawks.  A smart squirrel would stay out of that area.

I found this lying out today.  I guess I have dumb squirrels.

I thought for sure this little tulip bulb was a goner.  It has several chew holes in it, plus a rotten spot. But, when I picked it up, I was surprised to see a little green shoot peeking out of the top and another at the bottom.

So, I brought it in the house and put it into a pot.  I don't know if it will survive, but at least it's got a shot now.  So long as the squirrels don't invade the house, that is.


  1. Hi Shannon, I love tulips, but have given up on them because of our population of squirrels. Yes we have hawks and foxes, and even more squirrels. You can plant bulbs in rat wire boxes that the tulips can grow through, but somehow that always seems like too much trouble. Daffies are supposedly poisonous, and we have a load of them which supports that theory. The snow drops also come thru as well as wood hyacinth and grape hyacinth. So I am a woosie, and grow things the squirrels leave alone. George

  2. What a funny post. I hope your little tulip will recover:-). Squirrels in the house is a scary thought....

  3. Hi Shannon - How is the Tulip doing now?


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