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MontanaMama

(23,568 posts)
Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:20 PM Aug 2022

Some photos of echinacea from my front yard.

For the record, it’s the first year I’ve been able to get my echinacea to actually bloom before the deer eat it to the ground. I’ve been using some spray called Deer Away and it works pretty well. It smells like mint and I guess deer don’t like mint. I’ve so enjoyed seeing these beautiful flowers grow….finally!

















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Some photos of echinacea from my front yard. (Original Post) MontanaMama Aug 2022 OP
Beautiful! 😍 SheltieLover Aug 2022 #1
There's even more than this! MontanaMama Aug 2022 #2
Wow! SheltieLover Aug 2022 #4
I haven't yet... MontanaMama Aug 2022 #5
There is a lot of info online SheltieLover Aug 2022 #7
Thanks friend! MontanaMama Aug 2022 #8
Yw! SheltieLover Aug 2022 #9
My dear MontanaMama! CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2022 #3
The deer are indeed not starving. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #6
Lovely photos MontanaMama. Glad you outsmarted the devious deer! George McGovern Aug 2022 #10
For the moment. MontanaMama Aug 2022 #11
Oh how delightful! Callalily Aug 2022 #12
Lovely! mnhtnbb Aug 2022 #13
I've had a random bunny causing problems MontanaMama Aug 2022 #14

MontanaMama

(23,568 posts)
5. I haven't yet...
Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:28 PM
Aug 2022

Because the deer would eat them before the blooms would open. I’m going to have to look up uses for them.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,686 posts)
3. My dear MontanaMama!
Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:25 PM
Aug 2022

These are such beautiful flowers! And you even persuaded a butterfly to come aboard!

Wonderful!

I'm sure the deer aren't starving, and now we get to see your flowers bloom.

Thank you!

MontanaMama

(23,568 posts)
6. The deer are indeed not starving.
Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:29 PM
Aug 2022

There is a plumb tree about 15 feet from these flowers that the deer (and bears) take full advantage of.

mnhtnbb

(31,594 posts)
13. Lovely!
Wed Aug 24, 2022, 08:46 AM
Aug 2022

I had a rabbit invading my courtyard, ate all my coneflowers. Damn rabbit! Waiting for black chicken wire to be delivered--today--and will install it over the courtyard fence to see if I can keep the little bugger out. I do not want it setting up house to eat my daffodils/tulips when they start popping up next spring!

MontanaMama

(23,568 posts)
14. I've had a random bunny causing problems
Wed Aug 24, 2022, 10:03 AM
Aug 2022

here and there in my yard too. He ate the new fronds on my ferns this past spring. He either moved on or something bigger ate him…I saw his prints in the dirt for a couple weeks then poof no more prints. I hop your chicken wire does the trick.

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