Truce With The Quadrupeds

I have reached an uncomfortable truce with the deer and the ‘pond’.

I planted various and sundry things around and about after doing as much research as I could on ‘deer resistant’ plants. I decided to fence the whole area with some dog pen fencing I had laying around. A few of the deer learned how to hop over it and have a snack anyway.

So the other day I decided wasn’t willing to keep the defective eyesore up any longer and just took it down.

They are now chewing freely on spearmint, peppermint, yarrow, lantana, bee balm, and marigolds. All plants they aren’t supposed to like at all. Though they aren’t KILLING those things just yet. The only plants that are being left alone are the Lavender and the Mexican Feathergrass. So that will be what I will focus on. I have lots of new grass plants that reseeded from the ones in and by the garden. And Lavender is easy to grow.

Anyway, here’s what it looks like now….

I know… that pipe looks pretty jakey. I haven’t found anything more quaint to put there yet. But I’m always on the lookout. It performs its function, but not very elegantly. I think I WILL paint it black however. I have some spray paint in the cupboard. I’ll put that on the to do list.

But even with deer depredation and a few false starts, it certainly is a lot nicer than before:

I’ll focus on that for now….


  1. Cheryl Taylor says:

    It sure looks better than before. You had a great vision!

  2. Cheryl F says:

    What a great idea and follow through. Much better.

  3. It looks lovely!

  4. Mamallama says:

    It looks wonderful!!
    The deer don’t seem to eat our daisies. They lay right by them.

  5. ermabclone says:

    It looks great! I guess I should be happy I only have rabbits to contend with and not deer!

  6. ksmiley says:

    Sorry to hear about the deer getting into your plantings and finding a way to get around and through. It can be frustrating. Poor deer if they do get sick from eating plants that could harm them or even kill them. Sad. You have to do what you need to do to keep your garden growing nicely, and you do have quite the green thumb that I do not have myself. Reading your diary/blog helps me get through my days without much issue.

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