Originally Posted by Equilibrium
dapjwy> I had houseplants in college.... I think I got my fill back then. We were gone for 3 weeks this spring and I lost like 50 orchids... the folk watching our house "forgot" to water all the orchids in our bathroom. I hate to say this but... I was sorta happy about that boo boo... less for me to water. I like a few like you do... he likes a jungle.
I think shredded was a bad word. I think maybe I shoulda used the words tattered and holey (sp?). I don't think anyone wants to see "shredded" or defoliated from bug activity... well... I like to see milkweeds that way but I'm odd man out.
Sorry that you lost so many, but I understand your relief as well. Does your other half water them or is that left to you?
Jeff likes houseplants, but I end up watering them.
As for "tattered" instead of "shredded": I'd still picture worse damage than I've witnessed on the hazelnuts. I'm fine that they are eaten but still attractive. I imagined an eyesore. Aside from the small holes, the deer sometimes trim the new growth at times.
They've been in the ground for three years now (although one had to be moved so it is likely stunted)...so, I'm *really* looking forward to them taking off next year.