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Old 05-30-2015, 05:08 PM
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Thanks Bali, it was a pretty one, and next year I can watch for more blooms.
Hubby and I just rolled our eyes and ended up laughing about it - God designed it so that everybody needs to eat, right?

But who knew that we would have such a hungry deer (or herd of deer?) wandering around on this little island - I mean, we aren't out in the countryside where you might expect them to be.
I can't even imagine where they find to hide out around here during the daytime.

Anyway - I guess those fig leaves and daylily buds must have tasted like candy.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:24 PM
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So sorry, zuzu, for the damage they did, it's not like they starving because everything is under snow, I wonder why, there is lots other good food around.
I don't have deer problem but at least 1/3 my planted flower bulbs is always dig and/or damaged by squirrels, covering don't help.
Hope your pretty lily is not completely destroyed, will she recover?

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Old 05-30-2015, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Saba View Post:
So sorry, zuzu, for the damage they did, it's not like they starving because everything is under snow, I wonder why, there is lots other good food around.

Hope your pretty lily is not completely destroyed, will she recover?
Aw, thanks Saba - but yeah, the plants will all recover.
Silly old wildlife just doesn't understand the concept of gardening,
I guess they just know what tastes good, and what doesn't, kinda like me.
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I don't have deer problem but at least 1/3 my planted flower bulbs is always dig and/or damaged by squirrels, covering don't help.
Wow - I'm surprised that the squirrels dare to come around your place with your formidable Sunny on patrol -
those are some very brave squirrels (or very crazy!?).

The best thing that works for me to discourage squirrel digging is to mulch my tender plantings with medium-sized granite chips - it seems like the sharp edges of the stones make for uncomfortable digging with their tender little paws?
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:17 PM
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City squirrels are different, they're fearless and danger if hungry, they don't really care about Sunny barking crazily in front window and about to jump over
they only run if I come out to chase them but come back a while later.
I'll prepare better this year, have an idea, will see if it work.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:28 AM
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we have city squirrels here to and they do not seem to mind the dogs barking either
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Awwwh zuzu, I'm sorry. What a bummer for sure. But as you said, your plants will recover and hopefully soon!
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:54 PM
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LOL Saba and RB, you gave me such a giggle about the tough city squirrels!
(Now I am picturing tough guy Jimmie Cagney, complete with fedora, stogie and a bushy tail)


Originally Posted by flowerdazed :
... your plants will recover and hopefully soon!
It's true F'dazed, in fact, the fig and hibiscus are already starting to push out some new foliage,
and next year, I'll be all the wiser when I see those daylily buds starting to look so fat and scrumptious.

Anyway, yeah, happy to say that the plants will be fine, maybe they'll even grow to be tougher in the long run, like those city squirrels.
Aw heck, plants and wildlife have been working it out between themselves in the garden since Eden, right?

I'm happy to provide habitat for so many critters in my garden, even if they do create some mischief.
Speaking of which, the local birds rarely let us get more than a handful of blueberries from our plants, and as soon as these start showing some blue color, I'm sure the raiding will begin:
You and I know it's well past Easter, but don't tell the Easter Lilies,
they are just opening their first flowers here:
The Bleeding Heart Clerodendrum never fails to make me smile:
And last for today, one of my new favorite elephant ears - C. esculenta "Black Coral':
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glad we could give you a laugh
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:06 PM
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Oh, zuzu, what beautiful and colorful display , my eyes got almost crossed but please keep pics coming,
good appetite for blueberries if any left,

not much going on here, as for today only few irises bloomed, hibiscus bushes regrowing, lilys finally forming flower buds so I may see Easter lily blooms soon
almost forgot - peonies in full bloom.
Have not seen any squirrels lately, guess they mannered up or not hungry, till next time.
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I put netting on my blue berrys..................Robins love them.'

Your display is something to die for .
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:20 AM
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Thanks friends.

It makes good sense to use the netting, Bali - and if I was smart, I'd have done the same.
The birdies are smarter than me, they actually built nests and are raising their babies right there in our fruit shrubs and vines -
so I waited too late to add a net this year.

Here is a pic I snapped a couple of days ago of some baby thrashers in their nest -
right in the middle of our grape vines.
Their mama shouted at me from nearby the whole time while I took their photo:
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:10 AM
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ZuZu, that Clerodendrum is gorgeous. Wish I could find one of those here. Your Black Elephant ears is stunning. Love it.
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Wow zuzu, sorry I've been late in commenting as I've been offline for awhile, but your flowers are so beautiful - just love seeing all the pics! Looks like you've got your own little slice of heaven there (deer and all!).
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:04 PM
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Thanks RC and Sherie, I'm very glad that you enjoy seeing the pix.

The weather has been oppressive around here lately - much more like August than June.
I add some fresh, cool water to the pond nearly every day so that the fishies can stay comfy

Meanwhile, the heat has me feeling pretty wilted, and some of the plants are showing signs of stress too,
but over the past couple of weeks I've snapped a few more pics that look okay.

This tropical hibiscus actually enjoys the hot weather
and so do these Asiatic lilies, apparently
Several of my Epiphyllums have produced blooms,
but the humid heat seems to be taking a toll and the plants are shedding quite a few unopened buds

The first one below is named 'Prince of Romany',
but I don't know the names of the other 2





And finally for now, here are a couple of orchids which are happy to be spending the summer hanging in the trees outside of the glasshouse

Dendrobium moschatum and a NOID Cymbidium:



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Old 06-18-2015, 07:21 AM
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Everything is so nice ZuZu, I would love to see all your goodies in real life. It must smell heavenly there.
Such a disgusting fate when the deer strike, my personal enemy this year is chipmunks. I never had any idea they'd cause such wreckage.
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