Jim had fun planting flowers in some pots on the back patio yesterday. This morning, not so nice:
In spite of trying to protect a rather large fuschia on top of the pot and some blooming pansies in the side bumps, the deer did eat them last night. This pot is about 5 feet from our back door. SHAMELESS!!!
I hardly dared to plant out the "greenhouse" corn that I raised in pots in the greenhouse to this point. I took this picture to show how nice it is today, just planted out. We'll see if they leave it alone. Last year when it was small and tender, they did dine on it. Once it grew and became more coarse they left it alone, and we did harvest some corn.
I try to scare them away when I see them grazing in the landscape or garden beds. They've even invaded the greenhouses and grazed on the pots and four- and six-packs waiting to be sold. The perennials are out on shelves outside and they regularly graze on them. There are said to be lots of ways to deter deer, but the one that does work is having a dog. Unfortunately, we can't do that, because we do leave for a vacation in the off season. Some poor dog would perish from loneliness. I can't do that do an animal. But I have a hard heart toward deer. I won't even say what I would do to them if I could!