this past winter i wrote this post about the deer and their destructive little ways.......
well - it looks like they've struck again.
for years we've planted a variety of plants along this walkway leading onto our back patio...and nothing has survived. year after year we plant - then rip out - then try something new. until finally - we have a walkway lined with roses and clematis and some other bush i've forgotten the name of......and its pretty and inviting...
but i guess its a little too inviting
esp for the deer that frequently walk our property
because at the end of this walkway - before stepping onto the patio - are 2 planters
which, at this time of the year, are normally filled with beautiful flowers - some standing upright and tall
and others cascading over the edges
a cheerful welcome to our guests............
but not this year.....
the other morning i walked outside and around my house to look at all the flowers and see how things are growing
and to take note of what new blooms have appeared
and instead i find this
and also this
and b/c they obviously weren't enough
the deer strolled onto the patio and nibbled on these too
i must say i am happy i didn't actually PAY for these flowers. some were given to me by my mil (her first attempt at growing flowers from seed in her new greenhouse) and the others were free seedlings from our csa. had i paid for them i would have probably been less non-chalant about the situation
....so that's a good thing
for the deer's sake that is
because unlike the pretty wreaths i made at christmas time last year - the only thing i'll be making from these flowers............