The Detroit News:
In Windsor, 12,000 of the 20,000 bulbs planted in a city park were gobbled up by squirrels. In Holland, deer dug up so many tulips in a park that the city placed a fence, not around, but over the flowers. In Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook House and Gardens kept the critters away with a concoction that was three parts sawdust and one part hot pepper.
“The squirrels were having a feast while looking at us and giving a giggle,” said Dave Tootill, horticulture supervisor for Windsor.
While the onslaught isn’t a threat to the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, organizers are also worried about another malady related to the warm temperatures.