This is what my day (d)evolved into.
I began early this morning, determined to finally outwit the deer that are eating all the roses I spent hundreds of dollars on.
While in Alaska (weird beginning to any sentence), I learned when Alaskans want to keep deer away, they spray their gardens with cougar pee. Well, first of all I don’t want to do that, and second, I’m afraid it will scare off deer and bring around the cougars. And I really don’t want that.
Instead I went to Home Depot, where I bought some spray of the non-cougar pee variety that’s supposed to keep deer and rabbits away (and ideally the neighbor’s golden retriever that uses my yard as its personal bathroom twice a day).
So I hosed down my garden, i.e. rose graveyard, and planted a bougainvillea I bought on sale at HD. When I ask why my bougainvillea (normally $49.95) was only $8, he said, “I don’t know, but if it dies in the next week or so just bring it back with the receipt.” That sounds sketchy at best, and the odds of me digging up a dead bush, throwing it in the back of my car, driving across town and returning it for the large sum of $8 is pretty slim.
But thankfully the weather went south, thank God because I was sooo over gardening, and I brought the party inside. And we all know what that means, time for flamingo beer.
I saw these online and although I don’t have a pool, these obviously were a necessity.