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dapjwy 08-05-2019 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by amelanchier (Post 161702)
Fantastic! Always liked the look of the Turk's-cap, but I don't think it's quite native to northern New England. Midwesterners get so many of the best species. :P

I am thrilled to have it and finally see it bloom.

Yes, I just checked its range...I guess it doesnt reach up into New England. :(

dapjwy 08-05-2019 09:39 PM

Sorry you are dealing with all of that, havalotta.

havalotta 08-06-2019 07:18 AM

Thanks for feeling for me. I went online last night and researched the heck out of what I have that I could multiply in place of what I ripped out that the deer were eating. I just had to get in the right frame of mind to be able to delete some of my favorites. :farmer Things change so guess it's time I adapt...the deer sure do. That is... they KNOW where the goods lay so hahahhaha it's not going to be such easy pickings for them next year! Yard looks like heck right now with all the shifting I've done Next year'll perhaps include another changing of the guards. Time will tell.

dapjwy 08-06-2019 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by havalotta (Post 161709)
Thanks for feeling for me. I went online last night and researched the heck out of what I have that I could multiply in place of what I ripped out that the deer were eating. I just had to get in the right frame of mind to be able to delete some of my favorites. :farmer Things change so guess it's time I adapt...the deer sure do. That is... they KNOW where the goods lay so hahahhaha it's not going to be such easy pickings for them next year! Yard looks like heck right now with all the shifting I've done Next year'll perhaps include another changing of the guards. Time will tell.

Good luck with that.

I know the deer will sometimes chomp on my phlox...but that just has them blooming a little later and a bit shorter. I like them shorter, so I consider that a free pruning service. :)

amelanchier 08-08-2019 01:10 PM

Is electric fencing too much of a hassle or expense for you? I don't have it, but some friends do, and it seems to be quite effective for them.

havalotta 08-08-2019 09:07 PM

I highly doubt the subdivision would allow it but it did come across my mind a time or two.
Went to camp for a 2 day rest from removing rock,s laying a brick retaining wall and pitching gravel only to come home to sticks..
Hostas, lilies all gone! I feel summer's now over. It's a bust. :squish

will-o-wisp 08-13-2019 02:33 PM

Aww havalotta, sorry you got chomped. We have plenty of deer in town because of the reservation at the top of the Orange Mountains but they don't often come all the way up to my block, too close to urban areas. What works here are 8-10 ft. fences. even in the reservation.

Funny story about the mountains, when I was little my Aunt offered to take me and my much younger sister who was in a stroller to see the Orange Mountains. So we walked for a long long time and finally got to the base of the mountains and when my Aunt said there they are and I saw green foliage covering a huge expanse rising up to the sky I just sat down on the sidewalk and cried and cried. She was shocked and tried to comfort me and ask what was the matter but I was inconsolable. Finally I told her they are not Orange!!! I expected Orange Mountains the color of a cream sickle with white snow on top as if they were right out of the game Candyland. Fortunately there was a wonderful ice cream parlor at the base of the mountain to make up for the disappointment.

I got a lovely surprise a few days ago. I heard quite a commotion in the backyard and when I looked out of one of the back windows I saw quite a gathering of birds and then I smelled a lovely sweet smell coming in through the window and there was the Summer Sweet, pink Clethra blooming for the 1st time.

havalotta 08-14-2019 12:33 PM

Oh Willo you made me laugh out loud. I remember candyland! One of my childhood games as well

dapjwy 08-14-2019 10:02 PM

Willo,

Thank you for sharing your childhood memory. At least it makes a wonderful story. :)

Rebek56 08-25-2019 09:07 AM

Oh, Havalotta, I feel your pain. When we lived in West Virginia, we had to deal with nightly visits of the local deer herd; they spent the day in a forest preserve, then tippy-toed across the golf course on the next block, then crossed the street to the Catholic school about sunset to graze their hill, then at roughly 10:00 PM came down and started working their way up our street. I sprayed a few things I did not want to lose (mostly fancy daylilies) with deer repellent (which worked as long as it went on at least every week) but eventually developed my Three Ps for Gardening Near Deer: plant only the Poisonous (like daffodils), the Prickly (which fortunately for me extended to fuzzy stems like rudbeckia hirta and most native bunchgrasses), and the Pungent (like monarda and clethra).

Good luck!


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