This week I received a lovely Violet Dotee from Cindy who lives in Mn. Thanks you Cindy.
Today is a lovely sunny and warm day here in Western Michigan. Above is some lovely July Blooms from my gardens. I expected my gardens to be at their peak this year because it has been three years since I planted them. Unfortunately even thought they've had lots of rain this summer the "City Deer" deer has taken a toll on many of my lovely blooms. After our very long and harsh winters I truly look forward to seeing my garden come to life but this Season "My Heart" has been very sadden to see the buds eaten by "City Deers" just prior to them opening up in all their glory. Last year this was not an issue because we constantly spray "Deer Out" and they pretty much stayed away.
This year our neighbor put up a large fence around their property to keep out the deer and hence the herds of "City Deer" ( 31 counted one morning at 0500) have wander our way to eat my lovely blooms. What to do? I plan to move some of my lovely plants along side the house because the "City Deer" do not like coming that close to humans. I will start buying plants that the deer to not like to eat for supper. The last resort may be putting up a fence to protect my gardens too. I feel the small town where I live should take action so community members do not have to spend hard earn money on fences.
I hope you enjoy looking at my July Blooms and My New Violet Dotee.