Georgia Magazine - July 2017 - 38B

Gardens plant of the month

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Salvia

bright yellows and golden oranges
with deep brown or black centers.
Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new ones. This bushy, waterwise perennial also attracts pollinators. Rudbeckia prefers full sun but
will tolerate some light shade.
Salvia: Annual salvia flowers
bloom in blue, purple, red or white
all summer in full sun. Growing
1 to 2 feet tall, salvia makes a great
"thriller" in container gardens and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
with its nectar-rich flowers. It is also
easy to grow.
Yarrow: Tiny, long-lasting, brightyellow flowers bloom in flat clusters
from June to August. This perennial

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Zinnias

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ungry deer can devastate beds of
annuals and perennials overnight.
If a deer is hungry enough, it will
eat almost any vegetation. However,
there are some plants they tend to
avoid.
Deer generally don't like plants
with strong odors, thorns, prickly
or rough foliage, milky sap or bitter
tastes. Use deer-resistant flowers as
replacements for the plants they've
been feeding on. Or use them as a
natural barrier at the edge of your
garden, with the deer favorites closer
to your house! Here are five summer
bloomers that are deer-resistant:
Echinacea
(coneflowers):
Showy, upright, daisy-like flowers
bloom summer to fall in a variety of
colors from white to pink to purple.
This popular, easy-care perennial attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
It is also great for cut flower arrangements. Plant echinacea in full sun to
partial shade.
Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susans):
These cheerful, profuse bloomers
will appear summer through fall in

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Five deer-resistant plants

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Yarrow

is water-wise, sun-loving and heattolerant, and its fern-like foliage is
fragrant. Deadhead spent blooms to
encourage new ones.
Zinnias: These gorgeous annuals are one of the easiest flowers to
grow. Zinnias are available in nearly
any color, with different heights and
flower structures, so there's a variety
for everyone. Plant them in full sun
to enjoy their profuse blooms and
the butterflies they attract. Deadhead
spent blooms to encourage new ones.
Source: Pike Nurseries,
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