Re: Deer and Iris
The irises are just starting to bloom ESP the SDB's and we received 2" of
rain yesterday. They say rain will end Wed. I am almost tempted to go out
and cover the buds to protect them.
I too have heard that dear will eat irises. Guess we have just been lucky
as we do not have a fenced in area and the dear walk through the irises
beds. I will say, the gophers have eaten some of the irise roots and have
caused lots of damage to one certain iris bed. I think I will try a few
wind mills stuck in the ground on metal post. I hear that works to keep
them away. The gophers that is.
Lora L. Masche
Forquin Mountain Iris Garden
21643 Shake Ridge Road
Volcano, CA 95689
From: WSTONE <email@example.com>
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Date: Sunday, May 03, 1998 6:14 PM
Subject: Deer and Iris
>We too live in deer country but they do Not eat our irises but everything
>Lora; Don't say that to loud, I hear to many reports upcountry of the deer
>hungry and eating iris. I think it depends on what other delicacy they are
>offered in the area. One party had his bonsai plants nipped, creating a
>email@example.com 3500'elev.Zone 7
>Stone's Iris Garden
>23801 Shake Ridge Rd.
>Volcano, Ca 95689
>P.S. It's Raining and predicted to rain for 3 more days in California.