more about: deer

16 Bulbs That Rodents & Deer Won’t Eat

Faithful reader, Helen, asks, “How do I keep the squirrels from digging up and eating my newly planted bulbs? Those bulbs were expensive!” The simplest solution, replies Grumpy, is to plant bulbs that squirrels won’t eat.

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Not Tonight, Deer! Garden Plants Bambi Won’t Eat

Delicious, walking venison (also known as deer) plague legions of American gardens. Grumpy’s previous post revealed those garden plants that sit atop their menu. Today, the ever-benevolent Grump lists dozens of plants deer do not like. Plant them and send herds of frustrated, ravenous walking venison over to savage your neighbor’s garden.

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13 Garden Plants Deer Will Utterly Destroy

I’m gonna save you some money. I’m gonna save you some time. I’m gonna save you a LOT of heartache, anger, acid reflux, and embarrassing eye twitches. Because if you live where deer cruise the neighborhood at night, there are certain plants you should NEVER stick in the ground lest you find them the next morning on a pleasant little […]

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Burn Those Bugs with Pepper Spray!

We’ve all watched manly adventurers take down charging bears with pepper spray. We’ve also seen it used to control rioting old ladies at Wayne Newton concerts. And we’ve wondered — how can we gardeners get in on the fun?  Now we can with an all-natural insect control that’s perfectly safe around the house, but makes bugs wish they’d never been born. It’s Hot Pepper […]

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Good Tennessee writing

Yesterday I read something very, very Southern in the New York Times. For months now the newspaper fairy has been delivering to my doorstep a free copy of the Sunday Times. I used to "borrow" the local public library’s copy early sabbath AM — returning it before the den of books opened on Monday — until, lucky for me, the […]

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Deer Me — What Can I Plant That Bambi Won’t Eat?

Dear Grumpy, I have a black, yes not green, but black thumb…however, I desperately need to plant something in a flower bed about 2′ x 4′ in the front of our house.  It receives late afternoon and evening sun.  We have some deer that dare to come in the back yard but have not yet come to the front, so […]

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