Above and below is a poorly done collage of the garden along the bank of the lake, I had to crop it into two pictures in order for it to be seen better. I labeled what is planted and where it is planted....or was planted. Click on each of the photos to see the various colors matched with the names of what is planted. The big pink triangle below is 10 Muhly Grass babies. I am planning for big color next year. At the far right, ciricled in yellow are Miscanthus, I think it is Morning Light. (for some reason I can't find that plant label) Also kind of difficult to see below are some Elephant Ears. I planted four.
This is where the missing plant USED to be. Today is was worse. To date I am missing two Knock-out Rose bushes and two Loropetalum. There have also been other roses and loropetalum nibbled on. Deer repellent was purchased and applied this afternoon. Rotten bastards.
I have not decided what I will do to restore the balance of the flanked stone steps. I know deer will eat whatever they want, was hoping the tastier items were not in their sites. I also was amazed that the entire plant was gone. Maybe it was the beaver...he has been active lately according to neighbors.
Either way, deer or beaver, I was warned. I know. Ok, my yard from hence forth will smell of putrid eggs. Ok?
One plant the bank has, deer willing, is the Fragrant Sumac, Rhus aromatica 'Gro-low'. Right now it is three little sprigs along the bank behind the flagstone. It is supposed to spread about 8 feet and get up to 2 feet tall. Great for stabilizing slopes and doesn't mind clay soil --win/win. I love the fall color--red!
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.