It is on

Fresh this morning - three fine sunflowers (Helianthus annuus 'Golden Hedge') from the back garden, saved from the forces of Squirrelery.I was not going to let these beauties meet the same end that befell the first two unfortunate blooms.Normally Jane-squirrel relations are amicable - loving, even. I don't even have a problem with sharing what I grow with the local fauna - just ask the juvenile robins who have been enjoying the complimentary grape-buffet out back.But messing with my golden lovelies before they go to seed? Leaving the be-nibbled flowerheads under the maple for me to find them? THINK TWICE, YOU BUSHY-TAILED RATS.

6 comments:

Barbara Prime said...

I grew sunflowers last year - a mix of red and yellow and white. They were beautiful, until the squirrels found them. They destroyed all 30 plants within a couple of days. So enjoy the blooms while you can!

Bonnie said...

That's right. You tell them. They'd better think twice before messing with your flowers!

bitchesgetstitches.net said...

perhaps if you left some fleece for them to munch on? i hear the enjoy fleece.

Heather G. said...

As we all know: squirrels are just rats with fluffy tails and good PR.

I wonder where you could get your hands on a schnauzer with a yearning to taste squirrels?

befrazzled said...

I once looked out and saw a deer, standing on its hind legs (get it? hind? Never mind...) eating the heads off my sunflowers. Really? I have a standing lunch counter for a garden?

Eleni said...

I'm assuming you have grey squirrels in Canada, right? You know when they came over to the UK they killed all of our native red squirrels...DO NOT TRUST THEM.