I am a bad plant mom and hope for rain so I don't have to water the flowers. I weed a bit when it's not too hot. I struggle with the over-abundance of hungry deer who eat everything I attempt to grow—even the plants that are poisonous. And yet, the deer don't always win because some of the plants are indomitable.
The deer nibbled the echinacea down to about three inches. But while the flower isn't as lush as it could be, it bloomed anyway.
My sister had given me seeds for brown-eyed susans years ago. For a while, I had lots of those bright flowers. But the deer enjoyed the taste of them as well, leaving me no seeds to gather.
Or so I thought.
|Brown Eyed Susans|
So I figured that was it. Then after one rainy week, I noticed the plants were doing their best to recover from being pruned by the deer.
Maybe next year I'll have more flowers.