Sunday, September 20, 2009

Visitors


Generally we wait for an Autumn frost to come along and kill the Summer flowers, but this year the killing of the flowers is being done by four-legged visitors.


A couple of weeks ago I opened the bedroom blinds in the morning to see all the beautiful soft pink waxed begonia had been eaten out of the pot that sits on top of the well cover. They didn't touch the upright plant that was also in the pot. I guess it just wasn't part of their diet.



Now this morning when I looked out the dining room window I saw they had made a feast out of the four hanging plants in a seating area. They not only ate the flowers, but had strewn a couple of the pots on the ground.


All is not lost at the moment there are still some marigolds bordering a very small garden coming into bloom. I wonder how long it will take before they decide to eat those. Just encase you don't know who the four-legged visitors are. They are a herd of about eight deer who roam this wooded area. I spotted them in the backyard a few days ago.

6 comments:

Gran said...

Poor flowers (:

Baino said...

I planted marigolds in about 10 hanging baskets and an old wheelbarrow and the bloodhy cockatoos love them . .they've eaten the lot. Very tasty in salads I'm told. Ah . .well I guess I'd rather have the wildlife. They eat my oranges and peaches too!

Debo Hobo said...

You have to go out there and run around and make more noise. The woods miss the sound of kids running and screaming. Cath should bring the kids up more often.

Brian Miller said...

oh they eat most of our stuff too. we have a herd of 6 that sleep in our yard each night, and seem to get hungry when we go to bed. we've tried soap, tin pans, bloodmeal...they seem to like the toppings just as much. gah!

Dakota Bear said...

Brian-Egg in water works well, but I just did not get out there is use it before they had their feed.

Sandy said...

I've planted marigolds around gardens to keep the wild livestock out. Did yours get eaten?