We started by pounding 6 stakes into the ground. Okay, I did the measuring and the Saint did the pounding. Once we had the stakes the way we wanted them, we were ready for the next step.
We took wire and secured the fencing onto the stakes until we had a perfect circle of fencing surrounding the little dogwood tree. I spread some pine straw around the base to keep it moist and cooler during the hot summer months. We hope this little fencing project will act as a deer barrier and keep their Jaws of Life at bay. I think maybe a few bars of Dial Soap hanging around the fence may also be an asset. I had better get that soap soon. Look at the first of the cute little adorable baby deer that has joined our deer family!
Just look at the young Buck eating my large dogwood in the backyard while looking at me! This drought is starting to make them do brave things.
We shall keep our eye on this little pitiful tree and hope for a full recovery.
Here is a little wild flower I spotted in our woods a while back. Gail over at Clay and Limestone wanted to see it, so here is a picutre of the cute little flower.
Does anyone know what this flower could be? I always wonder where wild flowers come from in the woods. I can only assume a bird took upon the task of planting the seed for me!
I will keep my eye on the Dogwood Rescue & a Wild Flower, In the Garden...