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    Thread: Squirrel resistant pond plants

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      Squirrel resistant pond plants

      In the past few years, squirrels have decimated my pickerel rush and even eaten my hardy lilies. Does anyone have suggestions for plants the squirrels won''t eat? Thanks in advance.

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      Give them something else to eat away from the pond. We have a corn feeder for them at our house. Keeps them out of the bird feeders.

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      To keep the squirrels from eating my valuable plants, I usually feed my squirrels pellets. I can buy a tin full of. 177 for about $2.50

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      I do not know of any squirrel resistant plants. Let us know if you find any.
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      Hmm... you sure raccoons aren't to blame for the lilies... Back when I grew my first Aussie lily, a raccoon stole the only tuber.... Luckily despite the teeth marks, I did manage to find and regrow the plant.

      I also vote for putting out an alternate food source. I can't imagine those aquatic plants to be to nutritious.. probably more of a famine food of desperation..

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      Quote Originally Posted by little_mikey View Post
      Hmm... you sure raccoons aren't to blame for the lilies... Back when I grew my first Aussie lily, a raccoon stole the only tuber.... Luckily despite the teeth marks, I did manage to find and regrow the plant.

      I also vote for putting out an alternate food source. I can't imagine those aquatic plants to be to nutritious.. probably more of a famine food of desperation..

      Yes, I have actually seen the varmints pulling up the lily pads and munching on them. I have bird feeders in the area, and they have learned to stay away from them. I have put out cracked corn and they don't touch it. But pickerel rush and lily pads, they devour.

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