Of COURSE the deer like chard! How could I not know that? The very first night they left nothing but beautiful ruby stalks sticking mournfully up into the air.
So I went back to the nursery and talked them into giving me the rest of their stunted little chard plants to try again. But this time, I was ready for those pesky deer.
Some fencing leftover from the spring was spread over the bed like a blankie right before dusk.
And it worked like a charm.
It sure is fun to have a new garden to attend to as the weather turns to fall!
But there is a bit of stitching going on here, just to keep this textile related.
I love cutting out letters and sewing them down!
And you know me...if there aren't flowers involved, no project is complete! Aren't those red California poppies just the coolest?