Posts tagged deer

May 20, 2010

 

Lilla_iris_randers

Listening to the Iris

In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.

May 13, 2010

 

dying tulip

Death of A Flower

Most of us prefer tulips in a vase when they are closed or just partly open, rather than splayed outwards, wide open, just before the petals fall.

October 1, 2009

 

A deer in a garden.

Oh Dear! More Deer!

This is NOT about co-existence, it is about gardens that are completely over run by animals that create serious health and traffic hazards.

May 22, 2008

 

A Spirea bush.

Spiraea’s Assets

Learn about the classic Spiraea 'Bridal Wreath' on this Focus on Flowers.

May 8, 2008

 

Deer

Discouraging Bambi

Deer will eat any plant if they are hungry enough. However, like us, they find some foods more appetizing than others.

January 2, 2007

 

two white abelia flowers.

Two New Abelias: Beautiful AND Deer Resistant!

Abelias are not only beautiful but practical. They are great as shrub borders and foundation plantings and are even deer resistant. Learn more...

June 8, 2006

 

catmint and roses

Nepeta: Catnip

Catnip, also known as Catmint, is aptly named. Cats love it, and it is a member of the mint family. This plant's botanical name is Nepeta.

October 22, 2004

 

tulip bulbs in bag

Tulip Bulbs

A flemish botanist took the bulbs to the Netherlands and they became a status symbol in the gardens of wealthy Dutch families.

October 15, 2004

 

hyacint bulb

Hyacinth Bulbs

Whether you prefer the large hyacinths that are synonymous with the Dutch, or the smaller ones beloved by the Brits, do plant some hyacinth bulbs this fall.

June 25, 2004

 

coreopsis

Coreopsis

A stalwart perennial in American gardens, the lanceleaf coreopsis is a native of the prairies of the Midwest. It is a plant with a sunny disposition.

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