Tuesday, May 26, 2009
When we bought the house, I planned to remove the four arborvitae planted in a row parallel to the garage entrance. They looked trite.
By the time I got around to that, I had planted the gravel circle in front of the house entrance. I decided to leave two of them. Over the years I became fond of the vertical accents they provided. Strange, I thought, that the deer don't bother them...(deer love to eat arborvitae).
On our return from a vacation in late February that had changed. The deer had eaten almost every green sprig to a height of about five feet. Drastic measures were called for. I pruned off all the mess the deer had left, creating these rather interesting topiary specimens. Perhaps some underplanting? Or I may transplant them to the back garden.