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Help identifying this perennial grass-like plant

This is Galanthus nivalis and it grows from perennial bulbs, that's why it comes back every year. If you want it to spread, separate the bulbs every few years. If you want to get rid of it, dig out ...
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Do deer eat Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)?

I do have personal experience, and it depends on snowcover and available food. Phlox subulata is not known to be deer resistant, so if it's an "open" winter and more tasty food is not available, the ...
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If you plant deer resistant plants with plants that deer like, will the deer resistance work?

No. Deer resistance is based on taste, not smell. You are confusing mammal pests with insect pests. If you look at the odor-based deer repellents they are super strong, and sometimes don't work. "...
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Is there a climbing flowering vine that is both deer resistant and not favored by bees?

Firstly, even if You were to populate an entire garden with plants that never produce flowers, it still wouldn't prevent yellow-jackets, wasps or hornets from flying in and possibly building their ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

For 100% certain protection put the fence up asap. Orchardists have been researching this for years and fencing is the only guaranteed protection. An 8' tall fence if vertical, or 5' height if ...
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Is there a climbing flowering vine that is both deer resistant and not favored by bees?

If you want a plant that bees don't bother to visit, buy something that has double flowers - these are often sterile and don't produce pollen, so they're no use to bees. As for deer resistant, that's ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

I like the idea of the motion detecting sprinklers. I also know that electric fencing will probably be your best bet. You should look on youtube for this guy, but one man I saw, put in some metal t-...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

We protect our nursery stock and customers' landscaping with DeerPro Winter Animal Repellent. One spray in the fall protects all winter long.
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

For immediate protection, I can highly recommend motion detecting, animal repelling sprinklers. I have used the scarecrow to protect rose of sharon shrubs for several years. I know it works because ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

Sounds as if you are due for a greenhouse. For your starts. There is deer fencing that comes in a package...plastic webbed fencing very very tall. Hard for deer to see and right there is a ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

This late in the season I would put them in a garage or similar space. This would also give some weather protection ( in pots is not the same as in the ground). Then put up your 12 foot + deer fence . ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

Black plastic mesh deer netting, and don't skimp on height. The fencing is pretty affordable and visually minimal, but effective. Indeed, part of its effectiveness is that they think they can run ...
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

Talk your Barber into allowing you to collect hair trimmings - bag up in small cloth bags or sprinkle loose hairs, moderately thickly, throughout the nursery. Another choice, provide whatever else in ...
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Will my trees recover from deer eating the leaves?

The trees look fine..only the lower portion of the trees are eaten by them. This should not affect those trees...if not eaten again, I hope they will produce new leaves. However, put up a fence upto ...
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What are these black spots on my tree trunk?

First, remove the tree guard - its doing nothing for the tree except providing a home for insects and in this case, fungus. Those black spots are fungal in nature. The next thing you'd see if you left ...
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Deer issues with my cherry tomatoes

Deer take serious fencing. So, fence seriously, further from the plants, and use deer netting which they cannot stick their heads through (they can fit their entire bodies through spaces you'd not ...
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Will my arborvitae survive the deer

I've seen arb lollipops that looked like something out of Dr. Seuss - a mop-head on a stick. They'll live with 75% of the leaves and branches eaten, but they won't like it and they will grow extremely ...
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Will my trees recover from deer eating the leaves?

Your trees may not be permanently damaged this year, but once deer find a plant they like, they continue to eat it. When I lived in a rural area, a joke we had was "Deer first eat your favorite ...
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Will my trees recover from deer eating the leaves?

Fence around each tree. deer will eat most leaves they can reach. You need no action for those trees to recover. However, the deer will nibble every year until all remaining leaves are out of reach. ...
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Trees & soap used to deter deer

If you mean they are rubbing antlers on the bark , I have found wire fencing works well to protect the tree. I cut a length of fence that will wrap around very loosely , making a ring a few inches ...
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Can a mix of a sticking agent and a bitter salt be used to deter deer and moose from eating trees in winter?

Partial answer: Deer apparently don't pay a lot of attention to bitterness as such. It may affect preferences when there are multiple food sources, but it's of the 'move across the street' to avoid, ...
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Deer issues with my cherry tomatoes

This maybe isn't the best solution and certainly not fool proof, but could be effective when combined with another option, such as the fencing. I've heard of numerous products and tricks to repel ...
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Deer issues with my cherry tomatoes

This solution may or may not be available to you but works very well. If you can, get yourself a dog. I would suggjest you get yourself a dog which is very trainable and is... well... rather loud. ...
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Do deer eat Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)?

No personal experience but deer eat everything, they eat my azaleas
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If you plant deer resistant plants with plants that deer like, will the deer resistance work?

I have three solutions: thick plants that physically keep out deer. Thorny plants (maybe a climbing rose) Enclosure (possibly with wood) or wire mesh (this could be small and enclose also a single ...
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What are some deer resistant edible plants?

You might try standard-sized fruit trees. The fruit height probably makes a difference. I have a hard time imagining deer climbing trees, or jumping super high just to snatch the fruit/leaves. Of ...
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Are low double deer fences effective in keeping deer out?

In my heavy deer area I've had the best luck with a 6' deer fence or 4' that is combined with taller vegetation (shrubs, trees etc). I've consulted with neighbors who have double 4' fences that are ...
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