Entries Tagged as 'Deer'

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Liquid Fence, a great product to protect plants from deer and rabbits

Readers know that ThisGardenLady relies on a product called Liquid Fence to protect my plants from the deer and rabbits who either live on my property or visit frequently.    TheGardenLady does not get any money from telling people that I use this product. However, if I find a product that works for me, I want […]

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Protecting Plants from the Wildlife

Family Dinner by anoldent Once again, this GardenLady has been asked how to protect plants from all the wildlife that visit gardens and think they are their personal supermarkets. Sometimes it seems to me that we, the humans, are in the cage while the animals roam around enjoying the bounty that we plant. Mostly, we […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Don’t Always Blame the Deer

I Blamed it on the Deer by mtsofan TheGardenLady wrote a column about deer and specifically said: Any person who is knowledgeable about deer will never tell you there is a plant that deer will not eat. Deer will taste everything and will eat anything depending on how hungry they are. Deer have favorite plants. […]

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Deer-Resistant Plants?

2008 10-04 caught in act Deer 23 by yeimaya A few people have told me that they only grow plants that deer don’t eat. Sorry. As TheGardenLady understands it, no academic or scientific report will say that there are any plants that deer don’t eat or that are deer proof. There are plants that are […]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Trying to meet the challenges of gardening

NOT ME!! I DID NOT EAT YOUR FLOWERS! by Snap-Smith Gardening can be a serious challenge for the gardener.  Consider the weather.  Who knows what to do in a profound drought like the one the MidWest experienced this summer? You cannot water plants when the water level goes down too low. Who knows what to […]

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Battling Animals in the Garden – Part I

snoopy baby deer by AlicePopkorn I wrote in a recent TheGardenLady column about the deer seemingly decimating my plants. For example, the hemerocallis or day lily shoots that have emerged this spring have been shorn aImost down to the ground. The same thing has happened to the leaves of the tulips that are emerging from […]

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Dealing with Deer with Fences

Deer Jumping Fence by F-Stop Philm If you are unlucky enough to live in an area where there are many wild deer, you are probably having problems with the deer eating your trees and plants.  You might also worry because deer carry so many Lyme ticks. The most common deer is the white-tailed deer-Odocoileus virginianus, […]

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Liquid Fence: A Good Deer and Rabbit Repellent for your Roses

TheGardenLady received this question from Bonnie. We planted a knock-out rose bush this past spring. It started blooming and had beautiful roses. We noticed that the stems were cut. The deer are eating them. What can we do? Deer love roses. It seems strange because there are thorns. In spite of the thorns, I guess […]

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Deer Proof Plants

As garden lovers are sitting around their hearth dreaming of the gardens they want, many of us have to consider the deer that can decimate their plantings. To that end there is a new website listing 300 plants that seem to be deer proof. Of course, if the deer are starving, they seemingly will eat […]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

How To Reduce Fall Deer Damage

                                                   Photo by Worldman Because male deer’, the bucks, antlers reach full growth in the fall, they want to get rid of the soft velvet that protected their antlers while they were growing. Early in the fall you may see a buck rubbing his antlers on the trunk of a tree or see evidence of the […]