Then one morning all the blooms were gone. The scene of the crime was filled with small hoof prints. Ah...ha! My determination is: deer, no doubt, were the culprits.
At least I was able to rescue a few buds here and there.
Now on to the next casualty ...
See the peony bush on the left?
On to the next ...
Forsythia. About three years ago my hubby and I bought eight nice sized forsythia bushes and planted them all all around our yard. I always assumed that deer didn't like forsythia bushes. Well, I was very wrong. They loved the ones in our yard. Tired of the deer chewing them down to almost nubs, this past spring , as an experiment, we decided to fence one in. As you can see, it is absolutely thriving!
And last, but not least is the barricade. Oops ... wrong photo.
This is my cat, Patch. He thinks he's a barricade. Squirrels fear him. NOT.
This is my barricade, a decorative metal garden fence and chair combo on my back deck. So far so good. The deer don't venture onto the deck and the groundhogs and squirrels have left my zinnias, mexican sunflowers, and cosmos alone.
When it comes to stopping pesky critters from eating plants, perseverance sometimes does pay off!
Well, Happy Gardening to all! Drop me a comment ... I would love to hear from you, Janie