Flowers Are Falling Off And Stems Below Flowers Are Falling Apart

Question From: L. Foster - Bala, Ontario, Canada
Q: something is eating or causing the stem right below the flowers to fall apart and the flowers are falling off, leaving just a stem behind...NEVER had this happen before....we are up in Muskoka, Ontario,

A: My best guess is deer are sampling and spitting out the flowers. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy