Tuesday, June 07, 2005

This Is Why My Off-Deck Plant Selection Is Limited


A four-legged visitor- Posted by Hello
I love to watch these guys, and they love my plants.
Last year someone ate my supposedly deer resistant agapanthus.
They love the flowers on my daylilys.
One day I was watering and felt something was missing... my 5' tall fountain grass was entirely missing. There wasn't even debris.
So far they haven't touched the rosemary, oleander or foxglove. So far...
And it appears this lady is pregnant!

11 Comments:

Blogger Squirl said...

I know that rabbits don't like it when you sprinkle blood meal over and around the plants. The plants really like it, though. Maybe the deer would have the same reaction. I've also heard that a mixture of Murphy's Oil Soap and water sprayed on tastes nasty to them. Of course, either will need to be reapplied after a rain.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bean said...

Thumper and Flower are forthcoming.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Nick Danger said...

Cayenne pepper for animals soap water for bugs: that's what the Danger uses. (much experience with guerilla gardening)

6:35 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

oh how cute!!! I'm getting excited over here about squirrels while you get the REAL woodland creatures!

9:54 PM  
Blogger jac said...

You are a true nature lover.

5:58 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

squirl-
Thanks for the ideas! A friend makes this concoction using eggs and other ingredients which seems to work for awhile.
It's raining today- and that wasn't in the forecast...

chris v.-
My Bambi hates my cats, and trees them at will. Walt Disney would be very disappointed.

nick-
Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. BTW, noticed you changed your profile picture... I suspect you're deep undercover once again?

cheesecakey-
I love squirrels too. (Oops, almost spelled it squirls!) Ours keep planting acorns in my plant pots and I find baby oak trees growing.

jac-
Commenting all the way from Nigeria! Welcome again.
Yes, I am a nature lover. We're lucky to see animals in their natural environment, zoos make me sad.

8:50 AM  
Blogger jac said...

cages make me furious and when they are in, that makes me crazy..the poor ones.

10:27 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

jac-
Went to the supposedly animal-friendly primate exhibit at the S.F. Zoo and saw the apes had formed a circle, with their backs turned to the audience. They were holding their babies away from the human viewers. I've never been back since.

10:49 AM  
Blogger jac said...

I live in a camp in the wild with barbed wire fences to protect us just like a zoo, the difference being we are in the zoo. Can you guess who is our regular visitor to watch us, five full grown wild Ostriches... round and round they go through out the perimeter. At least one of them recoganises me. I love them.

5:52 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

jac-
That's simply amazing!

9:04 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Hey! I just HAPPEN to be retaining a little water. I KNEW I looked bloated today but Mr. Stag said, "Oh please! You look fine." That bastard! Thank you for making me cry!

I hate you,
Bambi

12:51 PM  

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