And ANOTHER Uninvited Guest???

First thing this morning my Arranger called me to come quickly to see what was in the garden.

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Bambi”s Mom?

I had to take the picture through the screen (forgive the lines). She looked at me…brazenly… for a minute or so and then nonchalantly moved off into the woods.

If you have seen my earlier posts over the past week, you may recognize a trend of critter visitations. And I had just posted a photo of Society Garlic which is reputed to deter deer. Guess I will have to rethink all of this. Maybe she had just arrived as I didn’t find any immediate browsing damage.

Several of the bloggers I follow have recently been discussing/complaining about weeds.

Let’s make a deal!  I will trade you my critters for your weeds.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and has been a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to seven of his eight grandchildren.
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27 Responses to And ANOTHER Uninvited Guest???

  1. Cathy says:

    If only they would only eat the weeds! The ‘critters’ currently visiting my garden are slugs and snails. I even dreamt about them last night! 😉

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  2. cwaugh212 says:

    Weeds are much easier. Dear can be devastating.

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  3. It would be nice if the deer came and weeded. With all my yews and arborvitae I think it would it would be deer heaven. I did see 4 deer come up my city street very early one morning. I thought my shrubs would be toast.

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  4. The deer at my house let me open the screen door. When I wave my arms and yell at them to go away, they walk curiously toward me. Once in a great while, one will stomp its hoof and snort at me. They are bold.

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Deer can be devastating to your garden plans. Sprays are short-term solution.

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  6. Hmmm. I’ll have to think about that offer. I have enough trouble with rabbits.

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  7. bittster says:

    I’m going to keep my weeds but considering we were almost hit by a wayward deer a few houses down the road makes me think our damage free days are numbered…

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  8. Timelesslady says:

    I don’t mind them eating a little I guess, but oh my, when they dig up newly planted bedding plants, and unearth sprouts to bite off the seed, I absolutely don’t know how to stop them…my most destructive critters are the squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits.

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  9. vronlacroix says:

    Love that pair of brazen eyes. Seriously, there is little better than eye to eye contact with a wild creature.

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  10. annamadeit says:

    Sorry, for as much as I love deer, I’ll stick to my weeds. I find pulling them rather therapeutic! 🙂

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  11. helloparth says:

    I would be quite happy if a deer visited my garden (here in Sydney that’s almost impossible). If they’ve been eating your favourite plants then perhaps you could distract them with some other plant? What do they enjoy the most?

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    • johnvic8 says:

      I wish I could find a way to send you a few of my critters, but alas…. Deer enjoy azaleas, daylilies, roses…all of which I have in abundance. Again, alas.

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