Monday, March 12, 2012

Signs of spring... that didn't get eaten by the bunnies

Last Thanksgiving, I planted about 200 crocus bulbs out front.  They were of varying color: blue, yellow and white and I also put in some squill bulbs and garlic out back.  Throughout the mild winter, I've noticed many small holes dug out front.  I gave up on the notion that we'd get any rewards from my hard work until this weekend.  The crocuses started blooming!  The ones that came with the house bloomed, as usual.  These are located in the main flower beds and I should try and move them a bit this year.  I don't see a lot of activity in the lawn, where I planted the new ones, but there are about eight yellow blooms.   
It is supposed to be mild the rest of the week so we will see how the rest of the bulbs fared.  Maybe the critters only think that the blue ones are tasty?  We shall see.
It is a few days later and I think everything that is going to come up, came up.  There are distinct holes where the blue and white ones used to be.  I think I'll only plant yellow crocuses next year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When we first moved into our house, I planted lots of crocuses. The rabbits ate nearly all, so I didn't replant crocuses, but a handful have survived. I replanted those areas with other bulbs that aren't so tasty to the rabbits.