Yesterday, I walked around the yard checking out everything since the rain and I saw these tulips coming up.
Then today, here is the same plant.
We’re not happy campers around here. We’ve seen 12-14 at a time run through our yard this year compared to 3 or 4 in the past. Dave will be spraying everything that’s not fenced or maybe I can find a deer hunter to relocate them.
Some people may not like what I am going to say. When the herds get too big they need to be hunted. I had a herd on my farm that was probably more then sixty. I used to have a bow hunter come in and do some hunting. There is really no way possible to relocate deer.
Robin, When I said “relocate” I meant relocate to their freezer! A bow hunter? Now, that’s a great idea! Thanks.
My two lonely tulips had the blooms ate off one day then just an inch standing the next. So disappointing.
Oh, poor tulips 🙁 I can understand you’re mad. Deer are a problem around here too (not here in the city, but when you get just a few miles outside the city you have to have everything fenced in).
Sorry about your tulips. We live in the country and don’t have a problem in our yard, may be because we have a dog. They pass across our propery all the time. My daughter lives inside our small town and they eat her hostas, etc. all the time. Even though she lives in town there is an open field across from where she lives and we are also a rural area. She hasn’t found anything to hinder them yet!
Just to add, I need to find a remedy for moles and armadillos. The moles make a mess of my yard!!
Oh those varmints! I know exactly how you feel. One year they ate my tulips and lilies right to the ground. I wanted to shoot them all. And to top it off you never got to see your bloom even. Annie get the gun. LOL! Or maybe the Deer Repellent.
Bev, We also have moles, voles, rabbits, and possoms and we don’t live very far out. They do mess up the yard.
Sorry about the Tulips…They would have been very pretty to look at…you can get deer repellent from gardening stores…And yes they are great in a freezer or on someone’s table from 1 that misses having it…but please bear in mind it was a rough winter, and most of what they would have eaten was under ground covered with snow and ice…
Deb, We buy repellent by the gallons. If we didn’t they’d eat us out of house and home. I don’t like them eating the hostas or the tulips, but I really hate them eating our veggies and fruits. We had cages around our blueberries for several years until they were big enough otherwise the deer would have eaten the plants! We have deer fencing around the main garden and the asparagus and strawberry patch, but we can’t fence in the whole 1.5 acres. I used to feel sorry for them, but when they started eating all of our food, I have no warm fuzzies for them. Two to four roaming around was okay, but now it’s 12 to 14. Our winter was really not that bad compared to the year before. They are so brave here that they will sun themselves in our backyard near the house. Thanks for dropping by and letting me rant!
One way that we use to get the deer not to love our garden. I get human hair at my friends salon. We just spread it around where we don’t want them. It works !!! They are afraid of the human scent. Eileene
Grrrrrr…. Deer. Rats with hooves. Edible rats with hooves.
Sorry about your tulips, if you figure out how to keep deer out of them, you could make a million bucks.
Rats with hooves! That’s great! Waiting for deer season.