- One of our most favorite spring bulbs have been the Double Peony Tulips Angelique & Mount Tacoma. The Angelique is a pink double peony tulip and the Mount Tacoma is a pure white double peony tulip.
- First we bought them at the tax free airport of Schiphol, Amsterdam in The Netherlands. So anxious to see those bloom and it was quite a show.
- Gorgeous display of Angelique in front and Mount Tacoma in the back with white creeping phlox.
- But over time, they did disappear... WHY? Read further below for finding out.
- Gorgeous double Angelique Peony Tulips with our Chinese redbud.
- View towards the gazebo...
- Me touching one of those fragrant Mount Tacoma Double Peony Tulips.
- We did learn that they are being eaten as gourmet food by e.g. VOLES.
- No, not moles, but voles.
- One day when husband Pieter went to fill the bird feeders with seeds, he stepped over those tulip beds and in doing so he just saw one tulip stem disappear into the ground.
- So after filling up those feeders, he investigated; with a shovel he dug up that particular tulip and he showed me a half eaten bulb and even the stem with the bloom had been nibbled off and that was the reason he saw it going into the ground.
- AHA; we learned that those critters eat all the tulip bulbs and other bulbs; but not daffodils as those are poisonous.
- SAD fact but we no longer have these beauties in our garden. As gourmet food they are too expensive for replacing them every couple of years.
- This single Mount Tacoma Double Peony Tulip was our ONLY one survivor for 2010...
- Those voles left us with ONE bulb; isn't that generous?!
- Does any of you have tulips in the garden?
- AND have voles to feed...?
Tulip Mount Tacoma | Address for bulbs