You know those projects that you think are going to be fast and simple? This project was not one of them. Ok, so in relative timelines building this in one day isn’t all that bad, but my little brain thought we’d be through with this before lunch. Chris’ brain knew better and told me it was going to take all day. And it did.
But my husband is now an expert and super awesome deer fence builder! This wouldn’t have been done without him. Kudos to Chris!! He also drove all over Texas it seemed to chase down these materials. Apparently no one builds tall deer fences close to Houston, even in the semi-rural area we are at. It took a drive to Bryan an hour away to get supplies at multiple businesses.
Now we will at least be able to enjoy vegetables in the coming years without facing the hunger pangs of the deer drooling over delicious new bean shoots or tasty hibiscus-related okra plants (and the deer *love* anything in the hibiscus family).
I grabbed a couple other shots of the garden before the light got too low last night. This is the water-wise mix from Botanical Interests. Looks like a mix of salvia, zinnia, cleome and few other plants that have done well. Really love this mix, particularly the cleome.
I’m also happy that my tithonia/Mexican sunflower has grown well (tall plants in the middle), survived the deer, and bloomed. It should bloom all summer. In Florida they got very tall and I think if they were out of the frost zone would live year round. Mine should hopefully make it through November. They are a bit too close to our Texas mountain laurel so next year I’ll have to plant them elsewhere.
The garden is looking lovely right now. Let’s hope the upcoming mid to high 90s temperatures this week don’t make things suffer.