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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 15, 2012 9:37 AM CST
You're killing me with the Euphorbias, Debbie. I think I just ordered this one. Must check,

The Euphorbias are so great to have around because deer and critters won't eat them. Or if they do take a sample, that's usually the last bite they take from that plant.
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Name: Debbie
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rcn48
Mar 15, 2012 11:56 AM CST
SongofJoy said:You're killing me with the Euphorbias, Debbie. I think I just ordered this one. Must check,

The Euphorbias are so great to have around because deer and critters won't eat them. Or if they do take a sample, that's usually the last bite they take from that plant.


Hilarious! That's exactly what happened here - one night of browsing in the borders and they never touched them again. I told Rick when I discovered that they had been munched that I hoped the deer got a miserable tummy ache. Sticking tongue out

Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 15, 2012 12:28 PM CST
I'm fairly certain they did. Euphorbia sap can be nasty stuff, as you know. But it does the trick when it comes to repelling deer and other moochers. Our neighbors got a new dog or I was going to start planting a Euphorbia hedge of sorts around the back or our property (we back up to woods with deer, groundhogs, and the other usual suspects). I still may since they've been known to jump our fence. Green Grin!
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