February 8, 2010

Damn deer!

I just glanced out the window and my 'Kuro Delight' camellia has been totally defoliated by deer. I'm so bummed. I definitely did my research before buying these camellias, and they are supposed to be deer resistant. I guess "resistant" is the key word; hungry deer will apparently eat anything when the winter is winding down and food is scarce. They had two fat buds that I was really looking forward to seeing bloom. Sigh.

Anyway, here's something more uplifting: a sign of spring! The following photo was taken in the back garden on January 25 during that little warm spell when spring seemed right around the corner (it certainly doesn't now). Snowdrops never disappoint: