Thursday, October 29, 2009


So, on Monday I pulled into the driveway at home, Mallory in the car with me, to find Chad and Liam (who had just gotten home themselves) out gawking at the front lawn. What do you think they were looking at??

Some squirrel - I assume - decided to go after my crocus bulbs. So picture this. We planted 90 crocuses, 3 to a hole. 30 chunks of sod we cut out with a bulb planter, popped the corms in place and topped back off with the plug. So there were 30 clumps of sod - because oh yes, this vermin had removed every last one - and crocus bulbs chucked everywhere. I couldn't make out whether he had eaten half of them or just had a good time tossing them about. To say that I was livid was an understatement.

I was not going for *quite* this effect (though you have to admit - it's gorgeous!), but at this rate, I will never, ever get there.


megan said...

That totally sucks. It was a good idea and I love that look in early spring.

Kathy said...

squirrels can't stand the fact that someone has been digging somewhere where they haven't and they just have to see what's there, even though they don't even want to eat it--if you ever try planting again, sprinkle some bloodmeal and/or hot chili flakes on top of the bulbs before you cover them with the dirt or sod--they hate that stuff and will should avoid the area--just a tip from someone who has been fighting the squirrels for a while and am starting to win the battle! good luck!

Carrie said...

Thanks for the tip. I picked up some bloodmeal this morning and when the rain stops (!) I'll pop the plugs out and sprinkle some on. I wish they'd had more bulbs as I would have planted more. Alas, they're sold out.