I have always had a dream of having an English Cottage Garden and a small fruit tree orchard, but as of today that dream has died. I am sticking to what the deer do not like, and that is mostly weeds--I mean wildflowers. Jeff Foxworthy has it correct in his "You might be a Michigander if..." when he says: "Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce". I surrender: next year spruce trees will fill the spaces where the apple trees stood.
So here is a small photo essay of what the deer leave alone:
Wild Dune Roses
St. John's Wort
At least this year, the deer left the honeysuckle bushes alone. What a feast a large flock of Cedar Waxwings have had. Cedar Waxwings love to eat small fruit. I suspect these are also the thieves which have stolen all our gooseberries. Did you know that Cedar Waxwings are the only birds that share their food? They also don't have a song, but a call. Only the lower branches still have berries left. I figure these will be gone soon as well.