Sunday, July 19, 2009


If you read about the deer decimating my sunflowers last week, you'll know why these are being planted so late in the summer. I planted them last Sunday and they peeped their little heads out yesterday. I sprinkled the soil with Milorganite (a fertilizer that is also a deer deterrent because of its nasty odor). This is a very big pot and when they get a little bigger I will thin them out to 5 or 6 plants. As they get taller I will spray the plants with Deer Proof, which does seem to work. Below are some plants that survived their foraging.

Purple coneflowers

Stargazer lilies in bud. They are over my head and I'm 5 feet 8 inches. They will be glorious when they bloom. So far the deer have only eaten them one year when I forgot to spray. I sprayed today!

You can't tell from the picture but these hydrangeas are huge.

Good old reliable Impatiens. The deer love these, too, especially when they get nice and tall and lush.

My first year for Pink Scaevola. I didn't know it came in pink. I am quite pleased with it here in a pot on my deck.

Blue Scaevola (the usual color) with yellow Margarite Daisies. I love this color combination. I've tried many different things here, but I think I'll do this again next year.

Front door decoration. If you read my blog about my bird's nest in the Forsythia wreath that was on the door, this is what I was anxious to put up.


Vivien said...

Oh Norma, all those beautiful flowers! You have quite a green thumb. I think the pink scaviola (?) are lovely.

Pam said...

beautiful flowers. All are lovely.