The theory was, plant lots of tulip bulbs and you will get a display like this come spring. A lot of tulip bulbs meant a really big display throughout a good portion of the garden.
Problem was the varmints found them and it seems the varmints can't eat just one. They have not managed to eat them all though. They missed some bulbs from years past. The tulip display is rather sparse like this throughout a good portion of the garden though.
Or the tulips are entirely gone and a new planting of dianthus and Gerber Daisies was planted to fill the void. I sure hope that rabbit has enough fresh green lawn to keep it busy.
In theory we should be seeing very large drifts of tulips in a rainbow of colors. The purple ones are left. Now I could surmise that the varmint does not like purple tulips. The reality is more likely that the varmint just hasn't made it over to this side of the garden. I have a bad feeling about the remaining tulips though.
I was seeing some suspicious signs in the flower beds and a near to bloom tulip keeled over at ground level. That bed across the driveway at the base of the evergreens should have about 400 yellow tulips blooming in there now. I think there are two. This varmint is not fooled by poisonous daffodils being planted close to the tasty tulip bulbs. It just snacked around them. I think it may also have scarfed up a few lily bulbs in the dining frenzy.
But hey, every single daffodil bulb I planted last fall is here and counted for.
The question now is, what do I do next fall? Plant the tulips with a stern warning to Client #1. Stick to daffodils, hyacinth and crocus until all the tulips are gone. I can think about that next fall.