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Sunday Yardening - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Sunday Yardening
Today is sunny and warmer.  Lots of butterflies are fluttering around, although I haven't seen big chains of monarchs on the trees.

I planted 10 assorted daffodils and 10 mixed tulips in purple to black shades in the prairie garden.  I put the daffodils around the tulips in hopes of discouraging herbivores. 

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: October 1st, 2018 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Fritillaria are a group of bulbs that are good at discouraging deer and rodents alike.
If nothing else, plant some garlic around your tulips.
:^)

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 1st, 2018 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>> Fritillaria are a group of bulbs that are good at discouraging deer and rodents alike. <<

I haven't tried those, as I don't find the flowers appealing.

>> If nothing else, plant some garlic around your tulips.
:^) <<

No garlic, but both garlic chives and regular chives. I have also experimented with planting prairie onions around the septic garden. There are some in the wildflower garden. I don't notice them deterring much, though.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: October 1st, 2018 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

I don't think there's been as much hybridization work done on the Frit's as there's been on the daffs and tulips. Like you, I don't find their flowers that appealing either, but I thought I'd tell you so you'd know.
When critters are hungry enough, they simply hold their noses and eat. That's why I don't plant tulips.
:^\
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