Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It was as if they were watching...
I'm optimistic the tree is well established enough, a year later, to withstand the inevitable ruminant pruning. Because most of the time, deer don't kill my plants outright. They simply eat most of what they've targeted, leaving a remnant to grow seconds.
As captured here.
From fence removal to deer pruning, it took less than seven days.
This little tree has been a tough customer so far. It will either bounce back, regrow branches and get taller in self defense, or I'll have to try something slightly less deer-licious in that spot. Talk about a rough micro-climate!