Posted by Dianne Nicolini on April 27, 2009
Tragedy has struck! The deer ate my roses. I had just been speaking glowingly about our beautiful pinkish-white “Sunset” rose and the new one, Just Joey (a stunning peachy orange). That’s always the kiss of death. It’s like the deer can hear you. The next morning I woke up to badly chewed on roses, all the blossoms gone! When I mentioned the episode on the air I received a barrage of great recommendations from KDFC listeners for keeping the deer away. Let me share some of them with you:
-hang CDs from the branches. The reflection of light scares the deer.
-spread human hair on the ground
-spray with wild animal urine
-hang Irish Spring soap from the branches
-plant garlic around the roses
This last from chef Alton Brown who specualtes that they don’t like it because they know how good it makes them taste!
Thanks to Geraldine Duncan, Renee Johnson, William Kroutil, Bruce Ring and all the listeners who came to my rescue. Fingers crossed.
Bambi Be Gone!