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Apr 1, 2016 1:18 PM CST
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Name: bleek

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Apr 1, 2016 9:10 PM CST
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Apr 23, 2016 3:20 AM CST
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Apr 23, 2016 5:09 AM CST
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 4, 2016 4:58 AM CST
I am afraid the deer are the only ones that got to enjoy the bulk of my lilies. They had looked so good then they were gone overnight. There were a few small bulbs in my order and I had stuck them in a pot and left it up on my potting bench. Perhaps that is what I should do with all the bulbs next year.
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Kabby
Jun 4, 2016 7:53 AM CST
@ardesia Alice I am so sorry! I know that hurts. Crying
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Pandora
Jun 4, 2016 9:32 AM CST
I feel for you. Chipmunks here climbed right up the stems and ate almost half buds on my lilies. Grrrrr.
Finally sprinkled garlic powder on those remaining and it seems to be holding them at bay for a while.
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 4, 2016 12:15 PM CST
Thank You! , we never know what the critters will have a taste for.
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Name: Rick Moses
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RickM
Jun 4, 2016 12:44 PM CST
ardesia said:I am afraid the deer are the only ones that got to enjoy the bulk of my lilies. They had looked so good then they were gone overnight. There were a few small bulbs in my order and I had stuck them in a pot and left it up on my potting bench. Perhaps that is what I should do with all the bulbs next year.


Alice, start watching your local fabric store for sales. Specifically, you want either nylon net or tulle (pronounced tool). We have real issues here with deer, squirrel and chipmunk. I put the net over the pots or ground and voila! Instant critter barrier that is hard to see or invisible. I started my corn in small pots this year and left the trays on the patio with the netting over top. The plants got plenty of air, sun and rain (without rotting) and the critters left them alone. Once things warmed up and dried out, I planted the corn out, but left the netting there for a couple of weeks. The corn is still there and growing.

Last fall, I planted a large number of tulip and hyacinth. I pulled a piece of netting over and put rocks in a few place to prevent the wind from blowing it away. I did the same with the hosta, lilies and glads that I have in pots.

Earlier this year, Hancock Fabrics near me closed. I bought all of their remaining stock of dark green, brown and black netting. These colors virtually disappear in the garden.

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vossner
Jun 6, 2016 1:39 PM CST
A, they Love lilies!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 6, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Shrug!
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Deebie
Jun 6, 2016 2:07 PM CST
I'm sorry to hear about the deer making dinner/desert out of your lily buds. I've had that happen a few times over the years, especially with daylily buds. Last year, I planted some of my lilies in pots on the deck and enjoyed the blooms, so this year I decided to do the same. I can see deer tracks going through my back flower border, so yes, there are out there stalking. Somehow they know the exact night to strike, right before the buds open. Blinking Maybe I can still plant them in the ground after they bloom, as I heard that the bulbs become smaller when grown in pots. Confused I don't know if that's true or not. I'm just a newbie with lots to learn. Shrug!

Thanks Rick for sharing your idea about the tulle for covering buds and blooming plants. I think I'm going to get some, the next time I stop by a fabric shop in Charleston or Columbia, if I don't find any at Wally World this week.

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