The Q&A Archives: Geraniums

Question: Something is eating the flower part of my geraniums leaving the stem and the leaves. It happens only when they are in full bloom. It also happens to the day lilies and the flowers on the impatiens. What can I spray it with? I have tried hot pepper spray, but when it rains it washes it off.

Answer: Based on the list of plants, I think you may have a problem with deer. These are all deer favorites. You might try the spray on or granular repellents labeled for deer. Apply and reapply per the label directions -- some of these last for a number of weeks so check the label.

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