Ask a Question forum: Chicken wire around plants?

Views: 266, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Apr 16, 2017 12:14 PM CST
As I was walking to an estate sale nearby, I happened to see this community plant corner with wheelbarrow flower containers. Two of the wheelbarrow containers had flowers growing through chicken wire, and was wondering what the purpose was.

Thumb of 2017-04-16/Brinybay/2aee9b

"Eagles may soar, but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines."
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
Salvias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Art Plumerias Seller of Garden Stuff Bookworm
Apr 16, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Sometimes wire is used to protect the plants from critters that dig them up and eat them. Squirrels, rabbits, etc love new plants!
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 16, 2017 1:31 PM CST
I agree I'll bet they've had problems with rodents and squirrels digging up their bulbs. Although daffodils are usually not on the menu, you never know what a hungry squirrel or rat is going to dig up.

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
Apr 16, 2017 2:36 PM CST
I see a tulip or two in there which are definitely on the menu.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
Apr 16, 2017 5:06 PM CST
Yep, squirrels and other critters have no respect for the gardener who spends the money and time to grow the bulbs. The critters dig them up and often will re-plant them in a neighboring yard...which can cause suspicion and hard feelings among neighbors. Chicken wire is a cheap fix. You can cover the chicken wire with a bit of mulch if you want.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Mexican Sage"