Monday, June 29, 2009

Guess Who Came for Dinner!

Mr. Scottie Dog has been busy of late fixing all manner of big and small jobs around our house. For the past few days he's been replacing rotted or damaged siding on the backside of the house. While getting some tools he heard rustling of someone/thing large in the back yard.

There was a yearling deer in the garden munching on our roses, dianthus, salal and more. Mr. Dog has been babying some Easter Lilies in pots (he always saves them and so we have some about to bloom) and while he took in the pots (couldn't let the deer munch the soon to bloom blossoms) he grabbed the camera.

I like this shot of the deer peeking out....who me?
As you can see, this part of the garden is pretty wild with some plants being planted (camellia, dianthus, fushia, passion flower vine, rhododendron & Cecil Bruener rose) but the ferns, salal, huckleberry, blackberry (really Himalaya berry) are natives and grow everywhere.

This area has actual grass growing but just a few feet to the right the grass has been invaded by blue star creeper. I planted a little of that years ago by the pond and it has taken over the grass. I think it's beautiful. I'm hoping someday it will take over completely. I like the wild look---it does take "some" upkeep, but not too much.


jen duncan said...

Wow! Gotta love Eureka, huh?

Carol E. said...

I love that second picture!

Beka and Jason Haché said...

awe, I like your "wild" yard too - nature is much prettier than super landscaped grass and rocks.