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!
"Thanks Charlotte and Lorraine. These astilbes and ferns are against the north side of the house, so they are in shade most of the day. Lorraine, you're right that astilbes (and ferns) will scorch if they get too much hot sun."