Well, that might be interesting & all, but I still have a hard time even picking the flowers in our garden. They’re just so decorative as they are!
Most often the choice is not mine.
For several years I’ve watched the lilies develop promise. The bud just starts to turn colour, & I think, “Tomorrow it will open into a beautiful flower.”
It turns out that the deer think, “‘Today it’s at its peak tastiness.”
This year it’s different. This might not look spectacular as a botanical garden display bed of day lily, but in a yard that’s shared with deer, I’m pretty excited to see so many blossoms at one time.
So what’s the deal? I’m not really sure. I haven’t sprayed any stinky deterrent around the place. Perhaps the lowly day lily is just out of fashion for deer this year?
Yeah baby 🙂
One thing I have noticed that’s also unusual, is that the lupins have been nibbled instead… OK…
Lupins are easy to grow & are dependable spring bloomers. Fair enough. This year I’ll enjoy day lily blooms & consider it a fair trade-off.
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