Protecting the Joe Pye Weed as It Returns
The deer love these fresh young plants so I surround the area with metal decorative stuff and put stakes in the middle of them since they don't like things that will poke them in the face. Once they get 6' tall most of the plant will be out of reach and I remove the blockades. They grow 8-9' tall and are so pretty with the butterlies loving them. See photo.