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Avoid Squirrel Problems by Planting Bulbs They Hate

Squirrels just love tulip and crocus bulbs… and gardeners just hate squirrels! Source: www.kyforward.com

To the horror of gardeners, squirrels love freshly-planted tulip and crocus bulbs and blithely dig them up. Then they sneer at you as they eat them right in front of you! Sometimes you just feel like strangling the little pests!

However, they don’t like most other bulbs, many of which, including daffodils, snowdrops, hyacinths and anemones, are actually somewhat poisonous to squirrels, while it’s apparently the smell that keeps them away from alliums and fritillaries. Plant those bulbs and squirrels will leave your fall plantings in peace!

P.S. If you still want to plant tulip and crocus bulbs, here are some tricks for keeping squirrels away from them.

5 comments on “Avoid Squirrel Problems by Planting Bulbs They Hate

  1. My local squirrels dig the bulbs out first, and decide their fate later. Even if they hate something, they will still unearth it and drop it somewhere…

  2. Any advice to out think these creative guys is greatly appreciated. 🙂

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