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GBBD…A TuLiP SpRiNg FLiNG….in my Garden

April 15, 2013

My dazzling tulips are having their annual ‘Spring Fling’ in my garden.  I must admit, I wasn’t sure how many of the tulips I planted (see post here http://www.thegracefulgardener.com/?p=3336) would be participating in my ‘Spring Fling.’  Not to my surprise, the deer decided to have a party of their own this year by eating many of my tulip buds as their gourmet main course! (Note to self: Next year put out deer repellant in February not March.)

However, lucky for me I planted around 1200 tulips, 650 were gobbled up by the deer, but that still left me with several hundred to share with you. Even though my tulip blossoms are fleeting- many blooms just lasting a few weeks- it’s still something I look forward to every year in my garden.

Here’s a peek…..

 

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Many thanks to Carol at May Dream Gardens for

hosting Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/search/label/garden%20bloggers%20bloom%20day

8 Comments
April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

Wow! Your tulips are gorgeous! Mine aren’t blooming yet but the squirrels or chipmunks get most of mine before they come up:(
Visiting from May Dreams Gardens.

April 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

My first time visiting your blog. Your garden is breathtaking – the combination of that Acer and tulips is incredible.
Happy Bloom Day!

April 15, 2013 at 10:33 am

Found you thru bloom day and boy do you have beautiful blooms. I enjoyed visiting.

April 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Just magnificent! I wish I could see, touch and smell this beauty. So inspiring. Happy GBBD!

April 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I can’t imagine planting over a thousand bulbs. But, I do have 2 boxes of sprouting Chasmanthe. If we get our promised rain on Wednesday, I will plant them out. Our clay soil doesn’t dig, until it has rained kindly.

April 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

Quite frustrating to have so many of your tulips damaged. However, look at the ones which survived! The fifth picture from the top is sensational.

April 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

I hate that so many of your tulips were eaten, but what survived is amazing!! The colors are amazing, and I love your hyacinths. I can only imagine what your garden smells like right now :)

Thanks for sharing at GBBD, I’m sure I’ll be back.

Happy Gardening!!

Carolyn
April 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Maybe tulips are not the thing with all those deer. However, that first photo with the Japanese maple is exquisite so I can see how you are tempted.

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