Romantic flowers/gopher resistant/child safe
Looking for relatively low fuss, non invasive (but don't mind and actually prefer if they come back annually) - romantic companian flowers for the roses that are ideally gopher resistant and safe for children. I am not going to plant anything toxic to the young ones.
I bought some bearded irises recently and was wondering if gophers eat them? I have heard possibly not, but I don't want to lose these as they are beautiful varieties. If I have to, I can plant them in wire baskets but would rather not bother unless I have to.
The thread on here about romantic/cottage feeling gardens got me thinking along these lines with my restrictions being toxicity and gophers.
Any recommendations for the front yard too would be great - I have the same issues but throw in deer too!! The backyard is fenced and keep the deer out and hopefully will continue to.