Friday, November 7, 2014

I've got 99 problems and a squirrel's just one

No matter how cute he is... I have to remind myself...

... he is not my friend.

Just a few short days after getting my tulip bulbs in, I noticed some nefarious goings on in the tree garden
 Holes...
Several holes... and evidence of eaten bulbs. So it's hard to say how many of those pretty dark purple tulips I'm going to get come spring. At least I was smart enough to split them between the two gardens.... so far, the lily garden remains untouched.

But that's hard to say how long it will last. But I mean, c'mon... I imported walnuts from my Dad's place for these guys!!! How much more appeasing can a girl do???

Actually, I think the bulb thieving may be in retaliation for chopping down the bushes out back...
"Well how am I suppose to up there now???"
The birds toss plenty of seed on the ground, so it's not like he's starving. I guess I better get some more walnuts... and another bag of peanuts.

5 comments:

Dee said...

It DOES look like that is what he is saying.

Looks like you'll have to protect your bulbs with a bit of chicken wire.

Nancy Kay said...

Oh, what a persistent little guy! I agree with Dee; that's a great caption for the squirrel looking up at the food. Sorry that some of your bulbs were dug up..."stolen" away.

Araignee said...

Between the moles and the squirrels I gave up on bulbs. I'd plant them and then they'd show up in a random weird place where some little critter re-planted them.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I've heard that you can wrap the bulbs in human hair to deter them, but I've never had any luck with it. Fortunately the critters leave my DayLilies alone!

kathy b said...

Oh Im sorry! dang those guys.
I only plant daffodils not tulips because the squirrels leave them alone.
I'll be jealous of any tulips that do make it past them , when spring comes to your yard