There is a fence around my back yard.
It's a big fence -- 8 feet in most places, although as low as 4 feet in others. (There are some pretty significant slopes involved in my yard.) I love the fence. It provides privacy and a lovely setting for my garden. (It's also nice for photographing knitwear.)
Best of all, though?
It keeps out the deer.*
On the enclosed side of the fence . . .
Nice, healthy hosta plants. Huge. (These plants are 4 feet across.) (And, yeah. I need to get at the weeds again. I know.)
On the other side of the fence? In my front yard?
Basically, I've given up when it comes to gardening in my front garden bed.
I call it the Salad Bar. Help yourself, deer. (Just stay away from my backyard.)
* Last winter, a few deer hopped the short part of the fence and were running around in the back yard. I'm hoping this doesn't become a habit.