Secret To The Biggest And Brightest Flowers In New Jersey
Your manicured, green, weed-free lawn is the base for truly impressive landscaping but once you have that licked, you need to accessorize. Imagine you're in a stunning evening gown and you forgot to put on the necklace. That would be an epic fail. Forgetting to plant the right big blossoms is the same thing. The problem is, that deer happen to think those buds are their personal buffet.
Deer stay away from my roses (they hate thorns) but the fleshy flower is fair game to the careful chewer. I pour the pickle juice when we polish off a jar right on the soil and not only does that help them grow amazingly, it seems to keep all the critters away. Sometimes I add coffee grinds and egg shells all mashed up. Here are two pics of my roses from a few days ago.
I'm also a HUGE advocate for vincas! They have huge color, pop from the street for that curb appeal and the deer hate them. I like to pair them with black mulch or even just dark soil for contrast. I put them all over but here is a smaller section.
I wanted to share the do's and don'ts for picking the right flowers for you and the least favorite for New Jersey deer. Here ya go!
DEER-RESISTANT SHRUBS & PERENNIALS
Prickly pear cactus
DEER RESISTANT ANNUALS
DEER RESISTANT VEGETABLES
DEER RESISTANT HERBS
Here's to a fabulous garden and lawn this summer!
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