Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.
One of my favorite flowers of the summer are hydrangeas.
But this summer, the deer have had a hay day with mine. I’m not sure (but am happy) that they haven’t devoured the bush to the right. It’s probably because it’s closer to a door and thus more human contact.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love seeing the deer wandering about – but at a bit more of a distance and not in my garden.
This same spot used to look like this. If you’d like to see the complete post click HERE. While spraying some chemicals to keep the deer away is an option, I was happy to learn of a more natural alternative.
Deer hate the taste of lavender, so once they’ve had a bite of it, they tend to move on and leave the plants surrounding uneaten. Plus, lavender are perennial so they should be of a more permanent solution than continuously spraying with chemicals. Off I went to purchase lavender.
Right now it’s looking rather humorous as the lavender plants are taller than the hydrangea but I know I must be patient.
But I am enjoying another aspect of the lavender.
The butterflies love them!
Hopefully, by next summer the hydrangea will be back to their former glory.
- The Tablescaper