GBBD…A TuLiP SpRiNg FLiNG….in my Garden

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 thoughts on “GBBD…A TuLiP SpRiNg FLiNG….in my Garden

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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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