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Viewing PAgirl60's Garden Diary: What Groundhogs will leave alone ...
Friday, December 23, 2011
1. try planting flowers groundhogs don't seem to particularly care for around the perimeter of the garden. ex - snapdragons, annual poppies, marigolds
2. place garden ornaments that have movement - pinwheels and flags - in the garden area.
3. try a scarecrow - if it moves even better
4.try a short garden hook holding a windchime
5. try Red Pepper FLAKES (not powder) as a deterrent.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Some plants that Groundhogs will generally leave alone
From personal experience, groundhogs seem to eat more of my flowers than the deer do. BUT listed below are some plants Groundhogs seem to leave alone:
snapdragons (A) sun and light shade
bleeding heart (P) shade / lit shade
poppies (A) sun - may reseed
dianthus (A) sun - my reseed
marigolds * BUT SLUGS LOVE THEM (A) sun.
cosmos - ORANGE and RED ONLY (A) sun
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Dahlias - SMALL
blanket flower (low growing variety)
hosta - DEER LOVE (P) shade, lt shade
lavender and sage *** they seem to shy away from fragant herbs
alyssum (A) sun/pt sun/ lt shade - can reseed
tickseed (threadleaf only)