Wednesday, August 5, 2020

DWR progress and plan B.

Only another week or so and you won't have to hear about the DWR quilt again! LOL!! Here is a picture of one of the two melons I got done yesterday. I now have only 8 more melons and 8 more centers to quilt.

When I got home from work I went over to look at the liriope to make sure they were all still in the ground, but they were not. It wasn't the chipmunks digging them up; I figured out it was the deer pulling them out of the ground. The plants have not spread their roots enough and can easily be pulled out of the ground. The deer come by, chomp on the leaves, and when they yank, the plants come out of the ground. I was thinking of what I could do to get the deer to leave them alone. I didn't want to cover them so I decided to put chopsticks in the ground next to the plants. I figure the deer's nose will get poked with the chopstick and they will leave them alone and move on. I went thru the house and gathered every chopstick I could find; I came up with a dozen of them. I threw in a couple of pencils while I was at it. So now I will wait and see if this deters the deer.

I should not have bought these grasses. I never thought that the deer would eat them. They don't touch my other ornamental grasses, but those all have sharp edges to their leaves and the liriope does not. I don't think the chopsticks look too bad. I guess I could get more artistic and paint the chopsticks different colors so they look more intentional. I need more chopsticks!


Cherie in St Louis said...

I'm going to miss looking at the different fabrics on the DWR quilt when you are done. And, I'm having a good laugh imagining the deer getting poked in the nose!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Buy a package of skewers, not expensive and very pointy and should discourage the deer.