sure- i do love those tulips- we don't have have much luck here where i live-to many squirrels and critters eat the heads off after they bloom. :( but where i work i get to enjoy them- love thoose frog statues in your garden-
Hi, Abe! Is Winthrop Harbor by chance on the Great Lakes there? You mentioned feeding the squirrels. I wish they would eat elsewhere actually. They rob all my bird feeders, eat the wood of the feeders and poles, tear stuff up, and run off the birds. I put out corn and cheap dog food for them (read that in a magazine). But now the deer are eating the dog food and corn and the squirrels are still up to their thievery. I just buy enough for them all. What's a gardener to do! If you're new to GI, welcome!
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"Elizabeth, that one is Quasar. It's my first year with it and I think it's a winner! All these get various amounts of morning sun even though there's a tree above & in front, I still have to water them daily due to wilting by noon…"
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