Why Deer Aren’t Always Welcome

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Isn’t the rose above beautiful?  Well, it was beautiful until we had some visitors early Monday morning.  These visitors just love to nibble on new rose leaves and buds.  Needless to say, I’m not too happy about their visit.

We often see deer in the Glade.  They travel through vacant lots and the golf course behind our house.  Most of the time they are quite adorable.  But not now.

Deer are protected in the Glade and I don’t have a problem with that.  I just have a problem with deer eating my roses.  Fences aren’t permitted where we live.  For several years we have been successfully using a product called Liquid Fence to protect our flowers.  We haven’t had any problems until now.  Monday morning’s visitors munched on several

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14 Responses to “Why Deer Aren’t Always Welcome”

  1. Kathy Says:

    George thats awful! Thats shame you can’t put a fence up.

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Aw,that is not good news.I guess the deer loved the rose as much as the people,only for different reasons.:)
    Blessings,Ruth

  3. Susie Says:

    I don’t see how they eat those thorns. They must have some pretty tough mouths. Sorry to see them eating your beauties. I guess that’s the “ugly” side of deer.

  4. Suz Says:

    Egad!! time for more liquid fence. I wonder if you can get ‘liquid wall?’

  5. Happyone Says:

    Deer can jump over pretty high fences so that probably wouldn’t even help anyway. I’ve seen quite a few deer in people’s yards having a bite to eat when I walk. Too bad they got your beautiful roses!

  6. imac Says:

    Poor George, his prize Roses too.

    Just a thought – wonder if you were to empty a bucket of PEE around them, if the scent would keep them away.lol.

  7. Tina Says:

    Ahh that’s a shame..and I would also have a difficult time walking outside and seeing my missing blooms. Sorry. wonder why your liquid fence didn’t work?? best not visit my post today 😦

  8. LEEDRA Says:

    As much as we enjoy seeing the deer, we wish they would ‘stay over there’. My neighbor is having real trouble in his veggie garden. He is now playing a radio in the garden in hopes of keeping them out. Just hope they don’t find my daylilies. I have heard stories of deer leveling whole flowerbeds of daylilies, it seems to be one of their favorites.

  9. SquirrelQueen Says:

    That’s a shame about the roses. I guess the deer thought they looked too tasty to pass up.

    On another blog I saw something about fox urine. Now I have no idea where you would fine it but it might do the trick.

    SQ

  10. karin Says:

    Learned something new today! I had no idea that deer loved fresh rosebuds!! There would be no problem if they just did the deadheading when the rose is nearly spent! I’d be sorely disappointed too!!

  11. Marie Says:

    Ouch! Your poor roses! It’s must be hard to tend and wait all year for beautiful blossoms and to see them crunched!

  12. Carletta Says:

    George my friend I know all about deer. 🙂
    For me it’s a fine line between wanting to see the deer and experience them and actually trying to keep them out of the plants. Last year we put a chain link fence around our garden to save the veggies.

    I caught a deer in the act of nibbling my Rose of Sharon blooms on Monday. But, a fawn walked through the backyard Sunday morning so it almost seems worth losing a few blooms. 🙂

    My flowers aren’t nearly as gorgeous as your roses however.
    Hopefully those deer were just passing through.

  13. happilyretired Says:

    How sad! Something’s been eating blossoms off of my African Lily but not my roses.
    Hugs and blessings,

  14. Rose Says:

    Just look at the deer and realize they are deer with good taste, not deer that taste good…but seriously, can you blame them? I think roses smell good enough to eat, but would rather have them to look at.

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