Deer….let’s go someplace else…..

By on Sep 28, 2010 in Deer resistant plants |

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It’s bulb planting season….or as some would see it time to set out a buffet for the hungry deer next spring. True….spring flowering bulbs like tulips in flower are tastier than candy for Bambi….especially when planted in a bed of Hosta. You don’t however have to throw in the “trowel” on spring flowering bulbs. I would suggest the following deer resistant flowering bulbs in your landscape before your effort and money are “deerly” departed…….

Scilla pronounced sil-uh

Allium (in the onion family)

Eranthus (Winter Aconite)

Fritillaria (smelly...hold your nose...but beautiful)

Narcissus and Iris

Puschkinia pronounced push-kin-ee-uh

Chiondoxa pronounced kye-oh-no-doks-uh or call it "Glory of the snow"



In addition to these suggested deer resistant bulbs, I recommend you inter-plant some deer resistant perennials….try plants from the following list:

For additional plants, click on “Deerly Departed” at the top of my home page and you’ll find a link to a Michigan State bulletin listing rarely damaged plants.

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