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Name: Gloria H
Holden, Maine (Zone 4b)
Wesgloworm
Aug 17, 2015 11:07 AM CST
How can I discourage deer from eating my Hostas?
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 17, 2015 11:42 AM CST
I've used a spray scent deterrent from Home Depot called "Critter Ridder". Or there are a number of other scent deterrents available online.

Here's a link to some that you can make at home, too: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/P... Scroll down to the second article, where there is a list of easy things to try.
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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Aug 18, 2015 5:51 PM CST
Repel from Lowes in a b ottle..

I spray the corner plants of the flower bed
a plant or two
and it works for 2 weeks or more

you save by not spraying every plant...
Garlic and other things in it will not harm
your pets...

When it rains a whole lot, go back and do the same..
it works, as I feed wild deer here and water them
they never eat my perennials...

Sheri in Alabama
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Aug 18, 2015 7:23 PM CST
I've been using 'Milorganite' sprinkled on my Hibuscus and Hydrangeas however, if the deer are hungry enough I don't think anything will deter them as this photo shows. The closest one is near my tomatoes, the furthest one is grazing on my Hydrangeas which the day before I'd sprinkled Milorganite around.
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Chris
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 18, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @Wesgloworm ! Hosta are notoriously attractive to deer... depending on what other food is available for the deer, the suggested repellents may or may not work, I'm afraid. Shrug!
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Name: Gloria H
Holden, Maine (Zone 4b)
Wesgloworm
Aug 19, 2015 4:54 AM CST
Thanks for all of your suggestions!
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Aug 19, 2015 6:25 AM CST
Where I used to live I had alot of deer, I also fed the deer like Sheri does. I would also put out a salt lick on the far edge of my property and they never touched my hosta's. Welcome!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 19, 2015 7:11 AM CST
I've recently had good luck hanging 'Irish Spring Soap' (original recipe) in my trees.

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