Monday, April 24, 2017

They're Escaping...

In the past, I've blogged about how the deer keep eating the bright and beautifully bold tulips I planted for my hellstrip garden.  I've pretty much given up on trying to grow those red and yellow tulips in such an inhospitable environment, despite how beautiful they were.

Well at least one very smart tulip got the message and planned its escape.  I'm not sure how, but it packed up and moved completely out of my garden...


...and into the middle of my neighbor's lawn.


Smart little plant.  All of the tulips on my side were eaten.  Again.


24 comments:

  1. This brought a smile of recognition. It's funny how spring bulbs seem to replant themselves in the strangest places.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would love to know the story of how it got over there!

      Delete
  2. Too funny (the post, not the part about having all your tulips eaten. That is criminal). I'm surprised that the deer didn't get this one too (or is there a fence in your neighbor's yard?).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope, no fence. I'm impressed it is still there with all the deer, bunnies, and groundhog that are running around this spring.

      Delete
  3. Maybe it's just like Greta Garbo and wanted to be alone!

    (Does your neighbor mow around it?)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My neighbors have been away traveling, so no one has mowed yet (and it is only now just getting to mowing season here.) I do wonder what they will think if they see it!

      Delete
  4. sorry your tulips are food for the deer, interesting that they don't eat that one as well, what does the neighbor do, mark his territory? ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ha! That's so familiar. I don't plant tulips anymore unless I get them as gifts or for a giveaway. In my case, it's the rabbits that gobble them up. But occasionally a few find spots among prickly plants or out of the way of the rabbits. So funny that yours showed up in the middle of the neighbor's lawn!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So sad to give up tulips since I love them, but I just have too much wildlife around! I've been seeing more and more bunnies around here, too.

      Delete
  6. Your lucky neighbour! That's the kind of garden escapee we could all do with.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, that would be so much fun to find a flower like that in the lawn!

      Delete
  7. Smart little tulip:) It's funny how they sometimes pop up in places where I know I didn't plant them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So funny. The tulip looked so nice surrounded by lush grass, too.

      Delete
  8. I suspect a squirrel may be the culprit. Maybe you should send your neighbor an invoice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We certainly have enough mischievous squirrels in the area! And chipmunks... and woodchucks...and deer...

      Delete
  9. Imagine a tulip packing it's bags and gettin' outta Dodge before the eatin' starts! Epic.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Me again. I subscribe to a free email newsletter from Fine Gardening. They just sent an article on deer-resistant plants and other gardeners made more suggestions in the comments. http://www.finegardening.com/15-deer-resistant-plants

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! That looks like a great list!

      Delete
  11. Hello Indie!
    Lonely tulip!
    I suppose the tulip bulb carried the field mice.
    This was the case this year in my garden.
    Greetings .
    Lucja

    ReplyDelete
  12. where there s a will there s a way

    ReplyDelete
  13. That lonely orange tulip looks lovely in the green grass. So clever to hide over there. Maybe you can give some tulips to your neighbours for them to plant. Then maybe some will pop over to your garden.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, those clever, sneaky tulips! And those dang deer! I hope the tulip comes back home to your house soon. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love garden surprises and that is certainly one. Must have been a seed.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...