I’d love to show you some amazing garden pictures. I have a few…many of my flowers are looking pretty good…
But if you look closer, they don’t look as good as they could. See that space there?
I had what I now believe were deer in my garden. See the divots? I think they might be deer prints. UGH!
I try not to focus on that and instead see the beauty that’s left.
My hummingbird feeder has been a popular place for the birds and for the kids. They love watching them out the window.
My planters around the house look pretty good.
I am completely in love with the pink flower in the foreground. I planted it last year and look how big and pretty it is. It’s at the end of it’s season. I bought it clearanced out last year. It’s a type of coneflower. I hope it comes back. It’s a perrenial but still they don’t always come back.
The front edge of my garden is looking good. I’m so glad I put the work into it this spring. It’s the best it’s ever looked. (The brown building in the back is the neighbor’s)
I am in love with this hydragena. This is it’s second year. The first year it only had about four blooms. I love how it’s turning pinkish.
From the angle of the this picture one would think everything looks nice here at the front of the house but you’d be wrong.
Check out my flower box. Deer got to it too. UGH. I was so sad.
This pot was filled with impatiens too…all gone.
Check out this picture…This is how my flower box looked just 12 hours before the deer came. It was filled out and HUGE!
Now it’s not. Here’s a picture of the house as I came home from a morning walk.
Notice the icky looking flower box. Such a bummer. I’ve honestly never seen a deer in town but I don’t know what else it would be. A neighbor said they have seen them.
Here is the southwest corner of the house. The morning glories did just what I hoped they might. I had wanted them to climb the tellis and then twine into the lattice of the privacy fence. The other plants looks nice earlier in the year….now they are past their blooming stage.
Don’t look too close to the morning glories though. I’ve had an infestation of Japanese Beetles. Oh I hate them. We’ve NEVER had them here before. I didn’t even know what they were. In early July they started showing up. I’ve but up traps and went out and hand picked them off the plants but they just love to eat the morning glories. So sad.
I have three of these traps out. Carver and put new ones out on a Friday and the next Wednesday night two were filled and needed to be changed. The other was close to full.
It is so sad to see the work I did to make everything look nice be taken over by bugs and deer.
Here is the back of the house. I redid this in the spring too. I’m pleased with how it looks…minus the Japanese Beetles.
The garden has had some beetle troubles too. Mostly it’s just the egg plant and basil that have been attacked.
Besides that, I’ve had a VERY productive and worthwhile garden this year. In general I am VERY pleased with it. Minus the Japanese Beetles, it would be close to perfect.
I had this post written and scheduled to post. I went on a walk early the next morning and look…Those darn deer took out more of the plants. I’m going to put some deer repellent out tonight.
It’s so frustrating. At the prime of the season, I lost them. UGH.
There is always next year…I am already making plans of what I’ll change and do differently. I just love gardening-even with the dumb beetles and deer.