The Squirrels got my Tulips Anyway!!
I just HAD to share. I don't plant tulips out here in the country because the squirrels will get them. I've tried everything, from burying crushed shells over the tulips, to planting them under chicken fencing, to using moth balls -- nothing has worked. So I gave up on having OUTDOOR tulips. This year I had some very lovely INDOOR tulips, which I enjoyed very much. I decided to put them in the greenhouse after they bloomed to wait for the foliage to die back. I should also add that my greenhouse has those "automatic windows" that open at warm temperatures and close back up when it gets cold. Anyway, there they were on the floor of my greenhouse one day. The next day, they were all gone! The pot was ripped apart and every single bulb was gone! Those darn squirrels got in through (I'm guessing) the ground level window that opened on that warm day and just helped themselves to a feast! I will never buy tulips again! MacThayer