I've been looking for just the right welcome sign for the front gate.
I love the old fashioned look of this one. But, apparently the squirrels think it's a welcome to them to destroy the Crocuses in the garden. I don't ever remember seeing them so torn to shreds as they have been this year. I found a big pile of torn up flowers by the driveway. I thought (hoped) it was a one time event. But, I'm seeing that they seem to have developed a taste for them. They completely shred the flowers and bulbs. So I thought I would take some pictures of the ones that they haven't gotten to yet as proof that I did have some and they did look quite pretty.
Not sure of the name of this one, but it seems to be the favorite of the squirrels. I had such nice big clumps of them this year.
I think this one is 'Pickwick'.
These ones are teeny tiny. My girls found them at Flower World to plant near their fairy gardens, they had no tag other than "mixed" on them.
The last big group of purple ones.
You can see the ripped up roots and flower stems in this one. I don't remember planting the orange ones, and truthfully I don't care for them that much. If the squirrels could limit themselves to the oranges I wouldn't be as mad at them.
I've never had them digging up the bulbs while in flower, it's usually before they start to grow that they are dug up. I'm hoping the squirrels will soon find something better to eat that is not growing in my yard. Oh well, at least I have the pictures to look at.All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.