So the other night, while sleeping with the bedroom window open, I woke up in the dark to the sound of chewing at my ear. My first thought was ...what in the world is the cat eating? Then I realized the sound was coming from outside. I flipped on the flood light to find a deer standing at the window staring at me as she ate my hostas down to the nub.
View heading to back porch steps.
The hosta plants were given to me by a friend who didn't appreciate the bees they attract. I dug up every last one and stuffed them into the back of my overloaded Volkswagen. Drove home with the hatch up. They have done great!
Chewed hosta stubs.
Thanks to "Operation Salad Bar" launched by the deer, the hostas around the house look like this. Like some sick form of chewed celery...
Garlic clip on hosta flower.
First I tried spray. No luck.
Then I tried these garlic clips given to me by my neighbor. No luck.
The same neighbor has had a horrible time this year with blue heron eating their beautiful koi fish from their new pond. He installed these motion sensor water cannons to scare away the birds. He said he had an extra we could borrow...
My husband installed the thing and almost took out my mother as she came up the back walk with a piece of cake! Sensor was working fine!
Sure enough, last night at 2am, the water cannon went off! One, two, ...three times!! We could hear the deer running down the hill through the leaves. I love living next door to an engineer! Thanks B & C..