I knew this was coming but it came a little faster and from a different direction than I expected.
This was a very new, healthy Hens and Chicks this spring. It was planted in the top of the stone wall surrounding our front garden.
This picture is the half-eaten Hens and Chicks the friggin’ deer left. He/she/it took a bite, uprooted it and then tossed the remainder into the garden.
I’ve replanted it. And yes, it should survive and regrow. (There are some great ditties about the word “should”. But I digress.) If you look closely, you’ll see some of this year’s baby plants under the eaten leaves. They’ll grow out.
By Monday morning, the electric fencing will have been installed and turned on. Reach into my garden now and you’ll pay for your snack.
But it’s clearly war out there.