The summer of 2014 was exceptional! There were practically no days over 90 degrees! Every day was better than the one before it! The deer visited the garden in the spring and then didn't come back until late August. After an application of deer repellant they stayed away until the fall and even then did only minimal damage. Lots of visitors came to the garden and it looked beautiful! Of course, there were some unfinished projects around and piles of empty pots and other signs of a work in progress, but overall things looked good!
One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener is to think you're in charge.