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ADo Deer Eat Ranunculus

ADo Deer Eat Ranunculus

Do Deer Eat Ranunculus

When deer approach plants that are blooming in the spring, they eat the flowerthe same way people eat a strawberry. This can cause Ranunculus to flower about two weeks later than it would without their system.The bright, peony-like flowers of ranunculus make a delightful addition to early-spring flower borders, containers, or bouquets. These cool-weather bulbs are treated as annuals in most of the country, but in select regions with cool, mild winters (such as Seattle), these bulbs will winter over and be perennial. Ranunculus is a sun lover that grows 6 to 12 inches tall and develops round, crepe-paper-like flowers in jewel-tone colors including yellow, orange, red, salmon, and purple. Because ranunculus thrives in cool weather, it's an excellent choice for pots and planters packed with other early-bird bloomers. Ranunculus is deer resistant. Hardy in cooler sections of zones 8-10.

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Oh. Deer! Is one way to respond when you see deer munching on your flowers and plants in the garden. These four-legged furry animals are not typically seen as friends to most gardeners. Deer in the garden can cause plenty of damage to your trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. Since I am not a deer it is hard for me to say what attracts them to certain plants more than others. Perhaps it is the sweet scent of lily blooms they are attracted to? Or maybe the lush, green leaves of the hosta just really wet their whistle? While we may not know why they choose certain plants to feast on, we do know there are plants that they tend to stay away from.Typically seen in flower arrangements gladioli are a popular summer-blooming bulb. Gladiolus come in an array of colors and even different flower sizes and heights.

The range of colors found in the gladiolus flower is expansive ranging from various shades of red, pink, orange, white, yellow, purple and green. Solid color gladiolus flowers are popular, but two-toned gladiolus are unique with added color! Deer tend to stay away from these mid-summer blooming favorites and are safe to plant if deer are a concern.Buttercups, also known by their botanical name Ranunculus are delightful summer flowers! The papery blooms of buttercups are fully double and make excellent cut flowers, as well as nice potted plants. These deer resistant summer-blooming bulbs are rarely if ever harmed by deer. Buttercups are commonly sold as a mixed package, but there are unique deep purple and rustic orange buttercup varieties available as well! If you are looking for an adorable sun loving bulb to add to your deer resistant garden the buttercup will definitely fill you up! (Source:www.bulbblog.com)

 

 

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