Here's my top ten:
- Checking the weather to make sure rain is NOT in the forecast. Spending half-an-hour spraying deer deterrent on all my flowers while it's sunny. Hearing thunder in the distance not two hours later, followed by a rainstorm that lasts only long enough to wash off all the deer deterrent.
- Planting a new perennial and finding it the next day all chewed up and lying on top of the soil about a foot away from where it was planted.
- Constantly digging walnut trees out of my flower garden. I do not love walnut trees; thank you very much squirrels.
- Moles burrowing underneath my new daylily babies and heaving them out of the ground.
- Finding a dead, rotting whatever in my flower garden.
- Watching a bunny eating a daylily scape that I can't get to quick enough.
- Same as #6, but replace the word 'bunny' with 'deer.'
- Japanese beetles 'doing the nasty' on my daylilies. Really?
- May gardening in my winter coat. I love Wisconsin.
Pictured: Daylily 'Green Mystique' inundated with Japanese beetles