Thursday, August 14, 2008

Why Wildflowers?




This is a small wildflower garden about a mile from my home. A patch of flowers, really, surrounding a bench at the side of the road.   Question:  why do the deer leave this bee balm alone, and yet eat the heads off every single one of mine?  Inquiring minds want to know.

15 comments:

Country Girl said...

I think it's because they're creatures of habit. Have you noticed that they take the same paths day in and day out? Year in and year out? When I drive home, I see them cutting across the road at the exact same spots.

Apparently, your flowers seem to be on one of their regularly taken routes!

That's not good.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Deer, lovely creatures to look at... but not fun to have in the neighbourhood if you garden!

Abbie said...

Hi Mary! We don't steal from our own larders, we take from our neighbors! That would be like you sneaking sugar from your own pantry!
lovely shot!
xoxo~
Abbie

Louise said...

Don't know the answer, but it's a valid question, and humorous. Nice picture!

Ginnie said...

GOOD question, Mary! Wow!

Gawdess said...

hmm good question, keep taking and posting pictures for me to enjoy while you ponder that.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Stunning photo! I really enjoy coming to your site and seeing things thru the eyes of your camera.
Marnie

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm wondering what those deep purple ones are in the back.....I took a couple photos of one the other night, but haven't identified them yet.....

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Beautiful wildflowers... I am so fond of wildflowers... yours are spectacular!

Shimmy Mom said...

I have no idea, but I've often wondered that same thing.

Bet Rank said...

That's a really great question. Too bad I don't have the answer.

I love wildflowers. I'm planning a jaunt to Longwood Gardens in DE this weekend to photograph the meadow. The time is perfect for the wildflowers and the thousands of butterflies that descend upon the meadow.

This picture is stunning as usual.!

Titania said...

This wild arrangement looks so good. Mother Nature knows what she is doing. For the deers, they probably won't destroy their pretty place and think we go over there...

Hildegarde said...

Beautiful !! but alas, I don't know why deer prefer your plants.

Sandie said...

I love wild flowers, and my deer and rabbits eat everything I try and plant too!

Moi said...

haha...they have a bone to puck with you, I'm sure.....dig deeper and you shall know...lol! ;DDDD