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Old 05-16-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Not a problem I thought I would have in Central Oregon, but I bought 15 Rhododendrons and hauled them home with me. I have to keep them alive until I can get them back to the coast and get them planted.

The easiest way to do that is to line them up in front of the shop and every evening drag them back inside and close the doors. The problem is that would leave them out on the driveway, unprotected from the local deer and rabbits.

Moving them inside and back and forth to a fenced area is going to be a bit tricky since half of them are just unsecured root balls. I guess I could find some containers big enough to pot them. I hope. They aren't little and the roots are shallow and wide-- not the sort of containers I usually use.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Deer will eat anything if they are hungry enough.
And, yes, I have seen deer eat rhodies!
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Deer will eat most any plant that they find to be tasty to their palette,but yeah,presumably yes they could eat the rhodies too.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Yes, but not PJM rhododendron.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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PJMs are deer-resistant, not deer-proof.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:54 PM
 
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The deer leave mine alone, but they have plenty to eat around here. For the first year, I'm going to have a beautiful display of day lilies. A farmer told me to shave some Irish Spring (original version) around the bed, deer don't like the smell. By tomorrow the flowers should all be open, and I'm thrilled.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Mattie Dearest. I speak from experience . I have used Irish Spring, Dial, human hair, human and coyote urine, rotten eggs, motion detectors with spray from the hose, and everything else known to mankind which is supposed to deter deer. NONE WORKED.

OP azalea and rhodie are same family and I've lost both to deer but we all know some herds have different tastes than other herds. A simple solution would be to buy some bird netting to toss over them until you can get them where they will be protected.
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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NK, this is the first time they haven't eaten all the buds before they had a chance to open. Beginner's luck maybe, but the only thing I did differently was the soap trick.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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It's terrific if it works for you. Enjoy your hard won blossoms.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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The deer leave mine alone, but they have plenty to eat around here. For the first year, I'm going to have a beautiful display of day lilies. A farmer told me to shave some Irish Spring (original version) around the bed, deer don't like the smell. By tomorrow the flowers should all be open, and I'm thrilled.
Woohoo! Glad you found something that stops your herd.
Liquid Fence works on mine.

Enjoy your daylilies.
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