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Name: Jane
Tobyhanna, PA (Zone 5a)
The "Garden" is my Happy Place!
Garden Ideas: Master Level
May 10, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Very pretty. I have a few clumps of daylilies (not blooming yet) that I try and hide from the deer/groundhogs. Last year I resorted to covering them with plastic deer fencing (looked more like a barricade), but at least I was able to enjoy the flowers.

This year I'm trying something different - a new homemade deer repellent. It's basically the ingredients for DEER-BE-GON - which works pretty well for me. It's a mix of 65% eggs, 20% oil of cinnamon, and 15% oil of cloves mixed with a gallon of water. *I used 3 eggs, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons of ground cloves. Couldn't find oil of Cin or Cloves, so I used powdered forms and added vegetable oil to the mix. I mix a batch and let it ferment in the sun for a few days. So far it's not clogging up in the sprayer. It smells - AWFUL at first, but then tones down. The cinnamon & cloves scent is sort of pleasant. I reapply about once a week. Weatherwise, it's been dry. If it should become rainy for awhile, I might have spray more often. Have to wait and see.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
May 10, 2015 8:19 PM CST
Knock on wood, but this year so far...I have had no deer problems. Maybe the coyotes have run them off. I almost hate to say that knowing that I may wake up tomorrow and find all my lily buds gone! Keep us posted on the deer repellent, hopefully they will not become accustomed to it as the year goes along.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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May 10, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Beautiful flowers, as usual.

There's some good mix in that packet. Now if even one of each would blooms, they would probably reseed. I have planted Buplurem twice with no germination this year. I really like it for a filler flowers for the bouquets.

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