|~ solitary confinement - skid row ~|
Yes, the deer have munched on my rhodos again. I planted these lovely rhodos last year & they did bloom (see here) before they were munched on by the deer. I had hoped that the deer would find other things to eat (like GRASS!) but that is just not the case.
|~ 'Mary Flemming' confined ~|
It hurts to see that sometimes Mother Nature just doesn't make sense, but I know there are steps that I can take to ensure that plants are given a better chance.
I just don't like that I can no longer get up-close & personal with some of my plants!
|~ blue hydrangea confined ~|
This particular cage is the one that bothers me the most - it's just huge! I want to camouflage the back steps a bit with a nice bushy shrub that has the most stunning blue flowers, but this poor hydrangea was destined to a difficult life right from the start. If I had dynamite, it would have made planting in this particular spot easier & since then, I've been tossing on whatever 'used' soil I can find.
This year, the deer ate the tender buds on the outer edge before I installed the fence - which has to be wide to allow for growth. I really hope it will recover & I'll have to bring in some more soil to encourage it.
Sometimes, just talking to plants is not enough!
So, until I can install a proper perimeter fence (yes, it has come to enclosing myself within my own compound) I will have to continue installing small confinement cells. Maybe I can grow annual vines up the cages to help with the visual - any suggestion?