June 02, 2009

Not deer food

or rabbit food, for that matter


I stopped at a nursery last week to buy a cactus to put in a pot on my outdoor table.  The deer and rabbits seem to eat everything else, but I wanted something blooming as we were having company for the weekend and I planned on eating outside (didn't happen... thundershowers every evening).  That particular nursery didn't stock cacti, but the owner assured me the deer wouldn't eat snapdragons or pinks, so I got carried away and bought a whole flat. Now I'm on the constant look-out....will they come....will they eat my flowers?  

I should have stuck with cacti.

13 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

*Crosses fingers* I hope they don't nibble on your new greenery! Cacti are my friends, where I manage to maim and mangle everything else, the resilience of the cacti is unsurpassed. And they're actually quite nice to look at!

A Cuban In London said...

I love cacti and I cam imagine that in your own neck of the woods they look superb. And you have deer nearby? The only time I've seen them that close was when I was in Scotland eight years ago.

Greetings from London.

M.Kate said...

Poor you..I know,I once let my bunnies went loose on the garden and that was a huge mistake! They ate everything within reach...good luck on the greens..snapdragons sound interesting, i have no idea what that is ;p

Rosebud Collection said...

It is amazing what the deer will eat. We have been very lucky, they don't hit our garden. I think they have enough food across the street and they stay there.
Your garden looks very nice.

vicki archer said...

But think how happy they are.....xv

Golden West said...

I buy color by the flat, as well. It works well to mass plants. Instant gratification!

Paz said...

LOL! They definitely won't eat the cacti, I don't think. Hopefully not the snapdragons or pinks, too. Let us know what happens.

Paz

Sweet Repose said...

I used to grow prickly pear cactus in my garden and was thrilled when it bloomed..but not so thrilled when I would brush against those ITTY BITTY lil'brown stickers...argh!

shiborigirl said...

Oh, I hear your "deer pain". We've got a herd of at least 10 (saw them run across the street in front of me one day!). They are so hungry that they're eating stuff they're not supposed to like. Have you tried a deer repellent spray? They do work, but you need to reapply after rain.

Kate

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Like Kate, we are plagued by deer. As a survivor of childhood Lymes, I don't find their presence in my yard the slightest bit amusing.

A deer that is hungry enough will eat almost anything. Deer repellent is a must....d

willow said...

So far this spring the deer are leaving my patio plants alone! Yay! I've got my fingers crossed.

Victoria said...

Good Luck! Your deer sound like my rabbits, (which aren't suppose to like marigolds, but they ate every last one. I have waved the white flag of surrender... they have won.)

Hey Harriet said...

Good luck! I have to say that I really like the idea of having deer and rabbits in my garden. I'm sure the novelty would quickly wear off if they were devouring everything in sight...