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Old 06-16-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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The deer have eaten almost everything in my yard. Last year I bought two types of sprays and they ate all the buds anyway. I just planted flowers in pots on my deck this year since I lost almost everything in my yard last year.
Are there flowers that they don't eat or some spray that really works!
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I don't know everything, but I'm pretty good at googling. Try "deer resistant landscape Ohio". You get results like this.

Deer Resistant Plant Recommendations
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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Thanks.
I got the name of two of those sprays from people who seemed to know what was good. I even sprayed every bud and the deer ate them anyway. I was hoping someone would know names of flowers that maybe the deer leave alone. We have tons of deer and they come right up to the house.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I just looked up that sight..excellent! Thank you
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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There are several plants I have the deer stay away from...

Geraniums, iris, bleeding heart, daisy, butterfly bush... If you do a search on it I am sure you will find many more...
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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Thanks
My yard did better when the dog was alive and she would keep the deer away from the house.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Az
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My parents live in PA and had a really hard time with deer in their garden until they started putting out bars of strong deoderant soap (Irish Spring I think) The "human" smell keeps the critters away... They've been doing it for years even with their veggie garden
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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Sprinkling blood meal works. It has to be reapplied after rain though.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I've got deer in my yard so I know what you are going through. The list of plants I've been able to maintain without being eaten is slim. For perennials, salvia and lantana and for annuals, coleus and blue daze. They're pretty much munched on every other plant I've put out, even the geraniums.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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This is purely an old country thing so don't make fun of me .....At night get your husband / son / boyfriend to go outside and urinate every where you don't want the deer. The smell of humans sometimes does the trick.You'll also find out how much your husband loves / tolerates you.

My grandfather used to do this in his garden. At least that's why he said he did it.
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