"Here in the western suburbs of Philadelphia known through tah-tah history as the "Main Line", we don't go in for gnomes, plaster bird baths, painted tires, Snow White with or without her dwarves, and bottles on sticks. In
fact, I don't think I have ever seen any of those fine accouterments of yard art in this area---we are sorely deprived. However, we do go in for more subtle and shall we say bizarre ornamentations like the display of large rocks with no apparent connection to the landscape, which I will cover later. (We have had many a debate on rocks.)
Today I want to send you photos of a little vignette up the street from me. I like to call it "The One that Got Away" or "The Horse is out of the Barn" or "Never Give up Hope" or something along those lines. The wire fence,with the light standing sentinel, has been "protecting" that totally denuded, normally evergreen yew bush from the deer for over 15 years. I have to say it has taken years for me to truly appreciate the humor in it so I will understand if it doesn't appear on your site."
So, Carolyn do you think I am not brave enough to display your discovery:
OMG, THIS IS MY YARD only in Philadelphia and not a yew but every day lily, rose, hosta and pansy I have ever planted. And I can tell you that white wire fortresses DO NOT WORK!
I have a theory, it involves gnomes and deer. Gnomes lure deer into yards where people are especially capable of losing their minds. Take me for example, I have deer eating stuff in my yard and I throw rocks at them and they just move out of the way AND I own two gnomes.
Where perfect yard next door neighbor lady, does not run a deer buffet and her day lilies bloom with wanton abandon... and she does NOT own a gnome.
My conclusion, your didn't get the picture Carolyn, but there is a gnome near by.
Heavily researched evidence:
Clandestine meeting between garden allies...
psst... no don't look at me.. day lilies will bloom tomorrow, tonight eat the blooms pass it on
You too, Bambi!
The League of Evil: Gnome, deer, doll
hey, you looking at us, Happy Holidays and give me your plants