I am graceful, I am beautiful, I am fast. I cannot only run like the wind, leaping effortlessly, but I can devour your most precious vegetables, hostas and hydrangeas so very, very quickly. I cannot help myself. Your garden is so full of delectable, juicy foliage and luscious blooms.
Unless, of course you have applied one of the many effective deer repellents – some with herbal scents that you don’t even mind mixing and spraying. Some that last through a few rains and for a few weeks.
You clever human, making me resort to dining on common grass instead of the pretties in your landscape.
And then – oh, then – you plant landscape plants that you know I detest! Lantana! Cooking herbs like rosemary and oregano! Salvias! Where did you get that list of plants and those ideas to foil my dining plans? Ah ha! Here is your game plan!
Love (despite your clever tricks,)
Image by Connie Cottingham