Barb said that the other day she was drinking her coffee when she spied a deer only 3 feet outside her window. They have eaten everything in her garden and nothing has deterred them this year. Could be the drought but also I should add, Barb lives near me. The only thing they left this year were these pretty Love in a Mist flowers:
Sue, who lives in a more rural area, shared this photo of false sunflower. It is growing inside the fenced vegetable garden:
Also in Sue's vegetable garden is this rudbeckia. She thinks it looks punky, perhaps because of the drought. I agree. I actually pulled a pretty sick looking plant from my garden yesterday.
Sue said everything outside the fenced garden has been devoured by what she refers to as "the hooved rodents."
I'm not sure why we aren't seeing more here but we do have foxes in the neighborhood and that might be the deterrent. I just wish they would go back to the woods and the city parks and eat there!