Deer Resistant BulbsIf you live where deer are frequent visitors, gardening can be a challenge. While deer resistant bulbs and plants can help diminish the damage done, a tall 7 foot or higher fence may be the only solution.
Anytime you see the phrase resistant attached to garden plants it means less likely. It doesn't mean a plant won't be attacked or eaten just that the chances are reduced. A starving deer is going to eat whatever is available whether it's labeled a deer resistant plant or not.
Bulbs Deer Are Less Likely To EatAllium
Colchicum (autumn crocus)
Deer resistant bulbs collection
Daffodils Are SuperAs far as deer resistant bulbs go, you can't beat the good ole daffodil. They are somewhat poisonous and put off a smell that animals tend to find repulsive. Plant groupings of daffodils around plants that you want to scare deer away from and see if that doesn't stop them from nibbling. While daffodils typically don't get eaten by wildlife, there will be occassions when an animal is so hungry it will nibble on them.
Don't Feed The AnimalsChipmunks, mice, squirrels and other furry critters love spring bulbs especially tulips, crocus and hyacinths. You can try planting the bulbs deeper than usual or spray the area, but fencing if usually the best method.
Use wire mesh to build an underground box for your bulbs. Lay the mesh at the very bottom of the hole and fold up the sides. Place your bulbs in the hole and bury them with an inch of soil, lay mesh on top of the soil and attach it to the mesh sides. Your bulbs will grow up through the openings, but the animals won't be able to get through.
More Deer Resistant PlantsYou may be able to keep deer from your yard by planting not only resistant bulbs but deer resistant shrubs, perennials or any of the other deer resistant plants from our list.
While the list is not all-inclusive, there are plenty of plants to chose from.
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