As more seed catalogs arrive in the mail, gardeners will begin dreaming of next year's gardens. Following the mantra, plant diversely and they will come, may be one way for gardeners to help troubled bee populations.
Laurrie: I saw that deer video on PBS too, and it was very enlightening. This year in my suburban edge habitat I have seen few deer --- don't know why they are not as evident as before. Although there was antler rub on a tree in the back meadow, so I know they are around!
joenesgarden: Debbie, these are not in a fenced in area. The lower branch structure of the shrub is totally browsed of foliage. It's just the upper branches that maintain leaves and develop berries. I mask some of the lower structure bareness with ornamental grasses. I'm thinking of planting a compact winterberry in my fenced garden, though...
Debbie: Lovely. Wish I had a fenced in area where I could grow this, the berries are so beautiful.