Thursday, January 17, 2013

Deer Candy

According to this photo, I apparently started gardening very early in life.  Roses were my specialty and I am pretty sure Dad helped out some in the beginning.

Once I arrived at Saltair Station, I was advised by the locals that coastal roses are actually "deer candy."   Deer can strip a whole rose garden in a matter of minutes.

After learning this first hand (not heeding wise advice), my rose beds now contain Crocosmia which are less exciting to deer and a favorite hangout for hummingbirds.  They just don't smell as fragrant as the Mister Lincoln roses I grew up with!

1 comment:

  1. When I moved to RB 2 years ago, I only planted 'deer resistant' and naturalized plants. Ha! They've chomped on everything except the salal and ferns. But I'm fine with that. I like salal and ferns.

    I love your blog!