This little fawn is not laying on the grass in my Georgia yard. This Fawn called my parents yard in Tennessee home this summer. Each day this cute fawn comes into their yard and lays under the bird feeder while nibbling on corn feed.
Deer have been visiting their yard for many years and look how tame some of them are with people around. Click the video above to see the baby and mommy deer watching the neighbor mow his grass. This amazed me as the deer just watched and never ran off into the woods. I took this video the last time I was in TN. I am not sure if the fawn is still coming into the yard during the daylight hours as deer habits change during the Fall Season.
Deer are wonderful creatures to observe but a bit of a pain for Gardeners. After reading the post on the Potato Vine and Morning Glory a few weeks ago, my mom tells me that the deer eat them in their yard! They don't touch them in our yard. I wonder why? Maybe Tennessee deer like them when Georgia deer don't. Hum, something to think about.... Rabbits are another cute animal which are a pain for a gardener. Even the Botanical Gardens of Georgia are not immune to these visitors in their beautiful gardens. Look at this little bunny we spotted in the garden on the hot day we visited. Cute as they are, they can cause much destruction in a garden.
We have both deer and rabbits in our garden but luckily for us, they don't do too much damage. I must keep on my toes though as I have lost some prized hosta in the past. I have noticed that some tags on plants in garden centers are now showing if a plant is deer resistant. I look for those tags while browsing the items.
Some one passed along a list of items that may not become a meal to a rabbit. I thought I would also pass along this information to anyone which has major problems with rabbits in their gardens. This is just a guideline but may be an asset to keep on file. I am sure some things are exception to the rule as the Morning Glory and Potato Vine are not touched in my garden while they are in my parents. We enjoy animals so much in our yard that we try our best to have HARMONY WITH THE WILDLIFE, In the Garden...
RABBITS WILL "PROBABLY" NOT EAT THE FOLLOWING
Alchemilla Lady’s Mantle
Astilbe False Spirea
Baptisia False Lupine
Calamagrostis Feather Reed Grass
Campanula (some species) Bellflower
Convallaria Lily of the Valley
Cortaderia Pampas Grass
Corydalis Yellow Bleeding Heart
Dononicum Leopard’s Bane
Eupatorium Joy Pye Weed
Helleborus orientalis Lenten Rose
Kniphofia Red Hot Poker
Lanium Dead Nettle
Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Monarda Bee Balm
Panicum Switch Grass
Polygonatum Solomon’s Seal
Saxifrage Strawberry Geranium
Stachys Lamb’s Ear
Trillium Wake Robin
Tricyrtis Toad Lily