Daily Archives: July 20, 2016

Not The Woman’s Club Garden Tour

Each summer, I publish a post, sharing photos of the flowers in our yard that the deer have allowed me to enjoy. Most of these plants are ones that are somewhat deer resistant. But others have survived due to the nearly constant application of Liquid Stench Fence, sometimes at wee hours of the morning after a night-time rain.

Early in the spring, I planted this old wash tub with petunias, marigolds and a purple Veronica. And added the little wooden birdhouse/welcome stake.

wash tub beginning 6-14-2016 1-20-54 PM

It seems to approve of the location I chose.

after pic washtub 7-19-2016 5-53-17 PM

 Several years ago, I discovered this beautiful little vine called Mezoo (Livingstone Daisy). The deer completely ignore it (YAY!),  it’s easy to grow and has a tiny red bloom at the tip. I planted a variegated geranium with it. This picture was taken about a month ago.

geraniums and mezoo 6-14-2016 1-25-11 PM

And although the lighting is different and it’s been moved to a new location, you can see how much that sweet little vine has grown. I consider it a pretty version of the Addams Family Cousin Itt.

geranium and mezoo2 7-19-2016 5-55-04 PM

We’ve had this garden bench for several years. We bought it new, but I love how it’s aged.  Pink petunias seem happy growing in the watering can, and I couldn’t resist the pillow at Walmart for $5.

bench and petunias 7-19-2016 5-52-26 PM

An idea borrowed from Pinterest: white petunias in a little old galvanized bucket.

old bucket white petunias 7-19-2016 5-52-30 PM

Succulents planted in a colander on an old wooden chair, another Pinterest idea.

succulents 7-19-2016 5-52-49 PM

And, finally, this is my first year planting caladiums. This picture was taken about a month ago.

caladiums before 6-14-2016 1-24-56 PM

And this was yesterday.

caladiums after 7-19-2016 5-55-38 PM

So, some things have survived the deer.  I’ve ordered a new deer repellent that is supposedly water resistant, so it only needs to be applied every few weeks. As soon as it’s delivered, I’m going to test it on either sunflowers, begonias, garden phlox….. all lessons learned in the past. If it works, that will be worthy of a blog post of its own.

~These Days Of Mine~