Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Moles, Voles and Tulips

A few years ago I planted 60 purple tulips in the front bed. Along with the same number of purple alliums thinking the allium, a member of the garlic family would keep the moles away. Plus I thought the combination of the blue purple [allium] and magenta purple [tulips] would be wonderful. The first year was a great success. Every year since there were fewer and fewer tulips. Even the allium numbers were down. This year there are 2 tulips left. Final score, moles / voles 58, tulips / Liz 2. So this is The Tulip Requiem.

2 Tulips or the Tulip Requiem


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