Sunday, March 27, 2011
Spring is slow in coming this year. At this time we usually have a large pile of brnches, plants and leaves in front of our yard. But because of the snow and rain and cold and wind, there is no pile this year. I seem to be a fair weather gardner now. There is one week left before the city trucks come by to pick up our yard surplus, so maybe by next weekend the pile will have appeared. The deer have helped in cleaning the yard to a small degree. They have pullled up the pansy plants and chewed the new day lily starts down to the ground. I guess the hills have been so covered with snow that they were very hungry and that is why they visited the backyard so often this Winter.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The snow is gone now. I ventured down into the backyard to look for signs of Spring. But what I found was not the sign I was looking for. The deer had sampled the pansy plants and I guess those plants were not to the deer's liking. I found the little plants, roots and all, had been pulled up and then left on the lawn uneaten. I gathered them up and replanted them and will wait and see if they grow.