Deer in Your Garden
Do you have deer in your garden? Following are a note of interest and an article that will help.
“Deer have not always been pests. Native Americans regarded deer as magical creatures. Early pioneers relied on them as an essential food source. Settlers used deerskins as as a form of currency. This led to the slang term “bucks”. Now, perceptions of these creatures are colored by a not-in-my-back-yard attitude. When deer dine on a prized yew, or trash the apple tree, the vegetable garden, and the rose bush, gardeners don’t appreciate the worth of deer.” This from an online gardening magazine I receive, Vegetable Gardener.
For the entire article, which addresses the effectiveness of various methods of discouraging deer from your Charlottesville (or other) garden, Oh, Deer.
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