Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday, Tulips

Linda, Flipside, has tulips today, VERY pretty tulips!  I have very few tulips in my yard, they have to be grown right by the house or the deer will eat them.  I had a nice display a few years ago, but that area is now home to my iris colletion.

So, digging through the archives, I present the Tulips of Thomas Jefferson's Gardens at Monticello Virginia.









Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

7 comments:

Joan said...

You are lucky to have such well trained deer -- the deer around our place are so brazen they munch on the roses alongside my front deck. T'is the way of wild critters.

Carol said...

Joan, my deer have done considerable dining, which, this human deems damage, on our trees, etc. We have in the last few years used Milorganite to discourage them. I am not saying it is foolproof, but since using Milorganite, which is a human sledge waste by product low nitrogen fertilizer with a distinct smell, the mice AND the deer have not done their deeds.

Because it is low nitrogen, it really will not burn your plants or lawn and I have found I can use it on all my flower beds, bushes and even down by some huge pines.

No nibble nibble by the deer and no "lets get in Carol's house while she is gone for the winter and have a party!" by the mice.

I neglected to do around the house 2 years in a row before we left for the winter, the infestation of mice was a story that legends are made of, I had fat diabetic mice.

Tracy said...

Beautiful photos. We were at Monticello in May several years back and the gardens are stunning at that time. We took the extra time to do the garden tour (my husband with the landscape architecture degree and all) and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well worth the extra time.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Tulips! My all time favorite flower!

Heather Rojo said...

I was just over at "Ancestories" oohing over Miriam's tulips. Mine didn't come up, probably deer, too, or chipmunks, and we had a moose (left tracks this winter all over the garden whenever the snow was soft) but I don't know if they eat tulip bulbs. Bears dig them up, but we didn't have any this year.

TennLady said...

Gorgeous. Gee, it looks like my about to bloom irises are yellow!! Cool.

lindalee said...

That first one is very different, isn't it. I really don't have many tulips either...same problem...deer. For some reason they like to eat the tulip bulbs, but leave the daffs alone. Great shots.