Deer Damage and Frost! Ugh.
I found the deer damage yesterday afternoon. I suppose this is what I get for going all philosophical about the tulips. Good old Mother Nature sends me a reminder that you should never take your garden too seriously.
I went and got a bar of Irish Spring soap, original scent. I used it after the last time I found deer damage in the yard. The super strong smell is suppose to help keep the deer away. It seemed to work in the area where they were munching before. So maybe it will work here.
The mailman is going to think I am nuts with all these bars of soap laying around my yard. The neighbors will understand though.
The poor woman across the street literally has her whole yard under netting. Someone in the deer community told everyone that her yard was the local all-you-can-eat buffet. The deer will eat everything in sight if she doesn’t net her plants.
And I guess I am going to have to apologize to everyone. I jinxed us. I talked about how warm it was last November and Mother Nature sent an unusual (though not that unusual) late April frost.
Officially, Cleveland’s last frost date is May 18th, but I always pretend that I don’t remember that and these late April frosts surprise me.
Well, hopefully Jack Frost has played his last trick for the year and has high tailed it to somewhere in Australia! I wish I could hope the same for the deer, but I know better than that.