Who ate my tulips? Was it you? Or you?
Here are my tulips one week ago:
And here are the unhappy remnants today:
Most probably it was a deer. The deer live a few blocks away. Families that live close to RPRY on the Edison/Highland Park border report having a difficult time growing tulips. The deer gobble them up. In the past few years, gardeners in my neighborhood have also had to contend with the deer liking the taste of tulips. My neighbor down the block already knows of two ground hogs, but they nibble the ground plants. Like broccoli and canteloupe. Almost impossible to grow those here unless you grow them in a cage.
2 thoughts on “Who Ate My Tulips?”
Oh, it definitely looks like deer. I have the same problem in Chatham, along with squirrels eating the bulbs:
Thanks for writing the comment, heirloomgardener! I will take a closer look at your site when it’s not so late at night. Nice to hear from another Jersey gardener.