We have deer that visit our property quite regularly. It started a few years ago and hasn’t stopped. So my flower pots and my flower garden get a trim once in awhile. And I don’t like it. I came home to most of these beautiful flowers neatly snipped off a few days ago.
I decided to try planting a couple of hardy hydrangea plants this year. They were small when I purchased them but again, they were chewed off close to the ground. So I decided to fight back, as far as the hydrangeas are concerned. I am building them a house.
Like my potting bench last year, I am using recycled treated lumber for as much as I can. The chicken wire came from an old roll at my mom’s place. I have completed the frame. I still need to build the access panel for the front of it. And come up with a way to easily lift it out of place when I need to do some weeding.
I, of course, want to make it pretty as well so I will be finding a way to use some old window frames to spruce it up and make it look more like a little greenhouse.
I have also moved some of the rocks around under our downspout. I dug up a big one in my old garden and placed it on the grass edge. I also put a few more rocks around the outside edges to keep dirt from sliding down onto the rocks.
Hopefully, I will finish it up over the next week and I can reveal the new home of my hydrangeas.
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- Hydrangea House Reveal