Monday, May 4, 2009

Tulips after all

Despite the leaves being chomped off early on, the buds persisted and many bloomed after all. I credit the new deer repellent I picked up. It seems to be working.

The color is not quite right here. This photo is from yesterday morning, an overcast and slightly rainy day. The tulips are deep red, but somewhat washed out here.


Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

You give me hope. I was noticing after the rain that my tulips are sending up buds. Here it is not the deer but late frosts that kill blooms or heavy snows of spring that crush them.

My lilacs are also are a riot of buds and once again I hope for blooms.

bekkieann said...

Those tulips are amazing. When you think they couldn't possibly bloom now, they up and do it. Good luck with the lilacs. Even though their bloom is short, it is oh so fragrant -- worth waiting for.

FireLight said...

Hello, Bekkieann! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Ahhhh, tulips!
I have so much shade, I can barely get my daffodils to bloom. I am envious.

bekkieann said...

If it's shady, you probably have hostas. I can't grow them here - too dry and hot. A shady yard sounds so nice to me.