The Q&A Archives: gerbera daisy

Question: I had beautiful blooms on my gerbera daisies yesterday and today all are gone except for a few.
I looks like something snipped the blooms off and left only a few petals and seeds. What could have done this? I have a fenced in yard. no deer in the area.

Answer: Sounds like raccoons or even squirrel damage if there are no deer in the area. These critters are hard to control so the best way to salvage your plants is to fence them in with cylinders of chicken wire buried 6" into the soil and extending up and over the top of the plants by about 8 inches. Eventually these critters will learn they can't munch on your plants and hopefully will go away. You can also spray deterrents on your plants. Ropel and Deer Away are both bitter tasting and usually send squirrels, raccoons and deer packing. Hope it works well for you!

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