Deer & Petunias

paminpa(z6, Pa.)July 10, 2006

Has anyone else experienced deer eating their petunias? I've been trying to plant deer resistant annuals more this year and I never had a problem with petunias till this season. One area I had was pretty much ruined by them 2 days ago. I've been dealing with the deer problem for years now, so guess I have another annual that I can't plant. I'm in the same postion as many of you---it's so frustrating!

I do use sprays, etc.


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candyinpok(5b or 6, NY)

Yes, the deer are eating everything this year. My petunias survived their initial sheering, but periodically they get eaten again. The wave petunias that are close to the ground are being left alone. All the others are routinely pruned. I just keep watering and feeding in hopes the deer will settle for something else eventually.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2006 at 6:34PM
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Aug 2010
Petunias untouched so far.
Tomatoes, cucumbers and beans ruined.
Cannas and gladiolas intact (several years)

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 2:29PM
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And here:
Petunias, geraniums(scented), basil, marigolds passed by...toms, peppers(except for fuzzy leaved C. pubescens)and cukes, under constant attack.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 10:42PM
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