I think it's usually rabbits that bite off flower stems in the way C.J. Teevan described. It is very annoying! Jane McGary Northwestern Oregon, USA At 04:30 PM 3/14/2007 -0700, you wrote: >Since it is almost Tulip season here on Long Island, I wonder if you have >any theories about a problem I have with them every year. > > I grow Tulips up and down my driveway. The first few years, bloomed > beautifully. Then one year came along and I noticed one afternoon that > all of the Tulips (perhaps 100) had been de-flowered at the tip of the > stalks. The flowers were lieing next to the plant they had been from, on > the ground.