Friday, July 17, 2009

We Interrupt This Sewing Segment.....

to bring you an update on "Living With Deer".

Yes, you guessed it, I got sidetracked today. Last week Lowes had their perennials on sale 3 for $10 and I bought a few to try to replace the deer damage. I intended to get them planted before my sister arrived but ran out of time. Today I went outside and got to work. First I had to cut back the spent yarrow and pull out all the dead stuff. One side of the bed is completely bare but has lots of little salvia volunteers.

The deer usually leave those alone so I transplanted a few of them. They'll grow big and fill in the entire bed by the end of summer....hopefully.







Now I know this is the worst possible time to plant anything, and between heat and lack of rain, things are usually looking pretty bad around here anyway. But I couldn't stand it so caved in. I bought some beautiful varieties of coneflowers - three yellows and one pink. I also got a couple of pink penstemmons. I got them all planted and then covered them with deer net - the only sure way to keep them safe. The deer have never bothered my coneflowers or lantanna before but have done a number on them this year.





And since I was dripping with sweat already, I tackled some weeds in the perimeter bed. Didn't get finished but it's looking much better.

I completed Alissa's snuggle quilt and it's all ready for her. I'm going to work on my Halloween table topper this evening before going to bed. I hope you all have a great weekend.

6 comments:

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Busy busy girl you are.Someone worked very hard on putting in that garden in the 1st place. Standing those bricks up like that is real pretty. I put a picture of my rose garden on my blog tonight. It is garden day. Come and visit some time. Fern

TattingChic said...

That flower bed looks very nice...the way it's laid out...you'll have it ship-shape in no time!

I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

Laura said...

I've got some weed tackling to do today, and luckily the weather is going to cooperate - only in the 70's here which is highly unusual! Have a fun weekend!

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Phyllis--any time of during the summer months is a good time to plant--your garden is pretty and I just know the deer won't dare eat any this time???????? Have a great weekend--everything will work out for you--I JUST KNOW IT will---HUGS, JUST, DI

Cat said...

You worked so hard... just reading about it made me tired! I hope those deer stay away!

Carrie P. said...

Oh the joys of living with deer. I love hostas and I ended up putting them in big pots and setting them in a shading spot near the house. They have stayed safe that way.