Q: Grumpy Gardener, I live in north Texas and am new to gardening in Texas. Last fall, I planted over 200 tulip bulbs. Daily when I would go out to my garden, bulbs would be dug up by squirrels. It was a constant battle, they would dig, I would replant. Any ideas how I can deter them? Thanks. Connie Cleveland Granbury Texas

A: Maybe you should try putting down a layer of chicken wire over your bulb bed after you plant it. Anchor the wire so the squirrels can't get under it. The flowers and foliage should be able to go up through the wire.

Oh, I had another thought which is so logical and so Texan. Shoot the little X%^&*#+s! Grumpy