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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday Vignette - Goodbye Winter!

Hello spring!  Squirrel planted Crocus tommasinianus pop up in random spots in the lawn. Sometimes the little furry buggers know best!

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17 comments:

  1. Aw, I LOVE that! There truly is something special about purple crocuses. I need to get myself some designer squirrels, I think! :)

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    1. The squirrels don't eat C. tommasinianus the way they do other crocus but they still like to replant them for me. They've spread throughout a bed pretty quickly due to the designer squirrels!

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  2. They never plant anything this nice in my garden.

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    1. We have a walnut tree nearby and I'm constantly pulling up little trees that they plant. Crazy critters.

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  3. What exactly are you filling your squirrel feeder with? ;)

    Here too they just seem to plant acorns.

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    1. Since I've stopped feeding the birds/squirrels there are lots more interesting things moved around in my garden.

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  4. Nature trains her little helpers well.

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  5. Beautiful mistake. My squirrels are never that thoughtful.

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    1. Mine are threatening to unionize and demand that I bring back the sunflower seed filled bird feeders.

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  6. Furry buggers here would have just eaten it.

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    1. Here they eat most of the other crocus but leave tommasinianus alone aside from their periodic replanting of them.

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  7. Yeah, my fuzzy tailed rats just wait until the crocus bloom and then nip off their heads.

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    1. I have a few inherited crocus, the later blooming bigger ones, that usually get decapitated by the FTR's but they leave the blooms of tommasinianus alone.

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  8. Yeah, goodbye winter. Glad to see the back of him. (Assuming winter is a male.) I am a big fan of Tommy crocus and also find that malicious rodents leave them alone.

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  9. Your squirrels plant flower bulbs?! Can I ship my squirrels north for training? Please!

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  10. I guess there's one advantage to grey squirrels over Douglas squirrels. My little native squirrels don't plant bulbs for me.

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