The deer haven’t been around much this winter. It’s been so dry. Now that some late winter rain has greened things up, however, I’ve seen a couple here and there, and heard them outside the cabin at night.
When the daffodils came up in great abundance, I couldn’t stand it any longer. I missed my tulips. So I bought some red and yellow ones with buds on them, which I transplanted into large flower pots. I spaced the pots out among the daffodils (apparently poisonous), and waited to see what the deer would do.
Three of the pots have both red and yellow tulips, and two have a single color only. Soon after they bloomed, none of the yellow tulips had been tasted. Was this because they blended in with the color of the daffodils, or because they looked like poisonous flowers? The red tulips that were alone in one pot had their blooms completely removed. This pot was a bit separate from the clumps of daffodils, in the front. One of the pots with both colors in it had one red tulip with a bite out of the bloom.
Now that the daffodils are fizzling out (I think that is a horticultural term), we’ll see what happens to the tulips without their “protection.” In the meantime, I am enjoying my spring color.