The Following Plants Are Rabbit Resistant:
No plants are totally safe against deer browsing. Plants that have textures or smells that are not as palable will discourage the deer from foraging on their leaves. The following list will help you to select items based on Good (rarely eaten) Medium (occasionally eaten) and Poor (often eaten) categories.
Perennials/ Hardy Bulbs
Trees & Shrubs
Alocasia (Elephant’s Ear)
Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
Geranium (‘Biokova’ only)
Hypericum (St. John’s Wort)
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)
Lychnis (Maltese Cross)
Physostegia (Obedient Plant)
Sempervivum (Hens &
Stokesia (Stoke’s Aster)
Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)
Tiarella (Foam Flower)
Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)
Trollius (Globe Flower)
Trees & Shrubs
Abies (Concolor Fir)
Trees & Shrubs
Deer Deterrent Tips:
Container Gardening has become one of the most popular forms of gardening. Not only is it less work than bed gardening, but it’s great for those who live in apartments or have second homes. Nothing dresses up a deck or area like a splash of flower power.
Whether you are looking for something a little different or the classics we offer hundreds of varieties of new, unique and hard to find annuals
Pick plants that are compatible, pay attention to their light and moisture requirements, height and growing habits and colors. Make sure to use a good quality potting soil like Baccto and use a container with good drainage. Most of all use your imagination and have fun!!!
Here are some suggestions:
We recommend using 14″ containers for the following combinations.
Not sure what’s bugging you? Bring a sample of the damaged plant along with you to our store so we can help you correctly diagnose the problem and offer a solution.
|SYMPTOM||PLANT & INSECT||CURE|
|Type of sap dripping from leaves, presence
|Aphids- Tiny white/lime green suckling insect found primarily on flowering house plants.
||Hi-Yield Systemic Insect Granules, Fertilome Triple Action Plus|
|Large holes in leaves.||Slugs & Snails- Like cool moist areas, particularly shade plants like Hostas. Feed at night.
||Sluggo, Hi-Yield Slug and Snail Bait,|
|Leaves are chewed away; hard-shelled beetles can be found on the plant and burrowed into flowers. The grubs will feed on roots of grasses and vegetables.
||Japanese Beetles – Adults are known to damage more than 200 types of plants as well as your lawn.||Hi Yield Grub Free Zone, Fertilome Carbaryl Garden Spray, Fertilome Borer and Bagworm Spray|
|Brownish/green winged insects on plants
often in pairs. Can cause holes on foliage.
|Rose Chafer- Unlike its’ name suggest, these insects infest all types of plants. Usually most noticeable in June. Infestation is short lived usually about three weeks.||Some people choose to let Rose Chafers go away on their own but if damage to the plant is present, Fertilome Carbaryl Garden Spray also works well.|
The Good Dirt…
The Quality of the soil in your container gardens and flower or
vegetable beds makes one of the biggest differences between dud garden and dream garden…
Containers should be replanted with new potting soil every spring.
The Soils main function is to supply nutrients, including water to your plant. Soil that is reused has been leeched of these nutrients and water
retention qualities. Beware of the ingredients of your Potting Soil. A quality potting soil will actually be a soil-less mix. Cheap potting soil can contain up to 70% topsoil and sand, which have virtually no
nutrients and plenty of weed seeds. We recommend soil-less brands such as BACCTO or FAFARD. It is also a good idea to mix in a time release fertilizer such as OSMOCOTE when preparing your container. This fertilizer will provide your plants with the nutrients they need to blossom and grow through out the season.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature rarely provides the nutrients needed to maintain a healthy garden year after year. For sandy soils, try mixing in Sphagnum Peat Moss for added water retention. Cow Manure and Compost can help add nutrients to your beds. We also have a product that contains a mixture of peat moss, cow manure and topsoil, called Fafard Complete Planting Mix. This product can be added to improve the quality of your beds with out the labor of mixing soils. Mixing in a organic fertilizer like Espoma will improve the quality of your soil while fertilizing throughout the season. Espoma can be added as a dressing to established perennial beds as well. This can be done at anytime including early spring.
Unlike chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer contains micronutrients and trace elements and will not leech out in soil under 50 degrees.
Stop by for more information or advice on getting the best out of your garden by using… Good Dirt.