My tulips are one of the few flowers that I spray with deer deterrent, but I must not have been as diligent with reapplying as I should have been as almost every single one of my fabulous 'Flair' Tulip flowers have been eaten.
|a couple surviving tulips|
|last year's display of tulips, grape hyacinth, and daffodils|
|Now imagine this with some wonderfully brilliant orangey-red tulips...|
I console myself with many of the fabulous and, more importantly, deer-proof bulbs blooming around the yard.
|deer-proof daffodils around the greenhouse|
Would any of them be bright enough to take the place of my 'Flair' Tulips?
|Narcissus 'Barrett Browning'|
Bright daffodils take center stage in other places around the garden, especially when underplanted with contrasting flowers. While I don't think they make quite as bold a statement as the tulips, at least the flowers are happily nibble-free!
|Narcissus 'Intrigue', 'Golden Echo', and others with Grape Hyacinth|