It's Summertime and that means it is a return to my annual battle with deer and their interest in eating all the plants in my yard. As you can see from the pictures above I am still losing the battle this year. These plants all had flowers until a few days ago. Even the deer repellent pellets from Home Depot seem to have minimal effect. Maybe a scare crow next??
They are even nice enough to leave evidence of their presence as shown above.
My other battle of course is with my lawn. I hate grass as previous blogs have expressed. Each year my plan is still to eliminate the yard my home builders laid down with the house. I consider grass to be an invasive weed that needs mowing weekly right now. Below is still the amount of grass clippings I have with each mowing.
My little 1/5th acre still has way too much lawn for my taste. When I travel to the western part of our County and see the large lawns surrounding the homes I shake my head and wonder why anyone would want a lawn large enough to require a tractor to mow. Damn those English aristocracy for the development of lawns.
On a another topic my desire to bring a little of the tropics to my yard have been largely a failure. Below is the carcass of my winter hardy palm tree.
At first I thought that my banana tree had also not survived the winter but the picture above shows it beginning to grow. It should be 3 or 4 feet high by now but at least some of it survived.