They ate a lot of stuff this past winter that they aren’t ‘supposed to’ eat including boxwood (!), dogwood, hollies, and oakleaf hydrangea.
They even dug up some of my bearded iris rhizomes and nibbled them into bits!
I usually don’t have much trouble from them during the spring and summer months, at least nothing that a few sprays of deer repellant won’t fix, but I have a feeling this year might be different.
I generally rely on two different sprays if it becomes necessary to keep the deer out of the perennial garden during the growing season: I use Tree Guard in the fall and PlantSkydd in the spring and summer.
I like both products and have had good success with them. But, our browse is not as heavy as some other areas near where we live.
It might be a bad year for my hostas, heucheras, and sunflowers. They seem to be our herd’s favorite summer treats.
I guess I’d better buy a few more containers of repellant next time I’m at the garden center.