Summer is a horrid time to be planting, but this is the time we have so we use it.
The minute I got all the plants in the temps zoomed into the nineties. Of course. Then, the deer snacked on some of the "deer resistant" plants, namely the witch hazel,
the pieris and the roses
took a nipping. Gene immediately put wire cages around them all.
I will say the majority has been ignored or tasted only. The corner Bayberry took more than a couple of nips but it obviously wasn't to their liking so far. The pieris is to the bottom right pre-nipping.
pines and the lavender
all are untouched as is the maple tree and the Bearberry.
The Shasta daisies also repelled them well. I have added in the last few days, a smaller variety of Mock Orange ( these are my back-ups if the pieris and witch hazel fall to deer in the end),
hummingbird mint and 3 varieties of thyme. This one is Woolly Thyme.
The hummingbird mint (Agastache) with its bright orange flowers look positively amazing next to the cool blue of the lavender and this is a grouping I will repeat in the garden.
We are filling in with some of the "jewelry" and while flower and color is important to the eye, for me, scent is equally exciting. Plants that don't have a scent better be pretty exciting otherwise. The thyme, lavender,bayberry, hummingbird mint and mock orange all offer up something beautiful on the breeze. A couple of small creeping phlox have been put in over rocks, one hot pink, the other cool blue. It's shaping up well even with our high heat.
In sewing news, not much, a woven Tee shirt completed, Grainline Studio's Scout Tee is a winner right out of the box so to speak.
This is a PDF pattern and well drafted and who doesn't need a go to t shirt pattern? A holy grail for me at least as I both am not find of knits and those I do find are just not good quality. Good cotton jersey fabric is hard to find.
Miss Bea is day to day. Sometimes she eats, sometimes she doesn't. We are trying a different medication today to stimulate her appetite. While she is not 100% she is enjoying walks, rides in the car, and engaged in daily activities. I won't give up as she hasn't,
Parting shot: A very full lap indeed.