At War With the Deer
While on vacation for a week to the Oregon Coast the deer seemed to have decided that my yard was the perfect place to stop for a snack . . . I don’t know why they love hostas as much as they do, but I think that almost every one of my hostas has at least been nibbled, if not eaten all the way back to the ground!! The other plant that didn’t fare well was my tall phlox – almost all of them have had the tops nibbled off, and I probably won’t see a single flower from any of them this year. I knew I should have sprayed before we left, but I completely ran out of time and was keeping my fingers crossed that they would stay out for another week . . . no such luck apparantly!!
Here is what is left of my beautiful August Moon hosta – she used to be about 18 inches tall and about 24 inches across
Another victim . . .
And another . . .
And to think how excited I used to get to see deer out the livingroom window!! :) Oh well – thank goodness hostas are stubborn and will grow back!!!
- 22 Jul, 2010
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