What to do with my lily AFTER the deer eat the buds

markparsons435(6b)May 28, 2013

I can only find answers to my search of how to keep the deer away - however, two have already become dinner - stalks and leaves are fine, just the buds chomped. Do I just go ahead and leave it alone and let it die back this fall? I'm guessing they won't miraculously grow back ..

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interspecific(5)

Let the remaining stem and leaves go dormant just like the rest of you lilies and they will be just fine for next year. In fact, they will be larger and have more flowers than the others--all because they didn't flower this year. Flowering is very stressfull and these now will be able to put all their energy into making a larger bulb for next year.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 9:48AM
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mzdee(6b)

Yep. Next summer. Bigger and More Beautiful. But it sucks right now. I know.....
Buy some annuals and feel better.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 10:18PM
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