Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Sunday Garden in Spring

Here is my weekly update of what is happening in my garden.  Deer damage.  My regular followers know how much I hate the animals that destroy my garden.  Rats on hooves are only cute to Bambi lovers.  You may think I am cruel, but having had two friends who acquired Lyme disease from deer, I can tell you that they scare the crap out of me.  I have  already sprayed the front twice, but this is what I am seeing - chewed up plants and it is only April:
 Hostas and many daylilies with new growth eaten to the ground.
Columbine struggling to produce flower shoots
I haven't seen any rabbits yet, but a neighbor was laughing about the deer.  I find no humor in it and I guess this year I will move all of these plants to the back fenced area.
I do have my lovely bleeding heart which is not a desirable food source:
Many shrubs look like they will start blooming this week.  Meanwhile, I will continue the fight.

6 comments:

  1. I've seen deer in my neighborhood, they. Were gone for decades but recently returned. No damage to anything, though. Yet.

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    1. I've been here 45 years and the deer showed up in my area about 20 years ago. We now have ten or more at a time walking down the street. They are voracious.

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  2. Continue the good fight! Very glad we don't have deer in our town. The rabbits are bad enough.

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  3. Sorry to hear about Bambi and Thumper making a meal...more Bambi as Thumper have not arrived yet. I hope you can find plants they don't like formyour front yard

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  4. You must get so frustrated Denise. Of course I am a Bambi lover but I don't have your problems and would probably hate them just as much as you do. Maybe you should have a dog, a deerhound perhaps.

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    1. I live in a community where you can be fined for letting your dog run. Meanwhile, deer and rabbits eat all the plants, geese pollute the lakes and beaches, and swans attack swimmers.

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