Saturday, August 26, 2006

#^*!#!! deer

The black potato vine was showing itself off nicely last month and laughing at its chartreuse cousin who'd just had all its leaves eaten off by Bambi and friends. Naively, I thought "Well, at least they don't like the black ones nor the pink and green ones." The deer came back to prune another of the chartreuse potato vines before I got "clever" and hung them higher and closer to the house. Or so I thought.

Since they had not bothered this black one, it got left out in the middle of the front lawn. It was quite pretty and growing quickly until....



a few days ago. Now it is a vine of sticks too. The vines DO grow back nice and thick so there is a good lesson in pruning here, but golly gee whiz! After tasting this one, they sampled the pink and green one too. Wish they'd just stick to defoliating the perennial morningglory. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Angela said...

OMG... that's quite a difference between photo 1 and 2. Is it ok if it's just the tiniest bit comical? I'm not sure why, but it is. Perhaps it's like when you get the giggles at a funeral. Tragic, yet...

You might want to consider deer habitat when you move to Corvallis. A nice little bungalow in town... no deer... unmolested flowers... ahhhhhhhh.