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I need to plant some color in a bed that the deer will not mess with and also can handle the cooler weather here. I will be planting a great deal of flowers so I would hope to be able to have them stay alive for at least three months. Any ideas would be great to hear.
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What about Kale and mums? Like in this photo. Although certain plants will work better in certain areas.

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What about Kale and mums? Like in this photo. Although certain plants will work better in certain areas.

Thank you I thought about mums but was not sure how well they do in a freeze. We do not have many in Texas and they do not last long. Thanks for your help. I have found that not many respond when it comes to plants.
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I think the Kale does better than the mums. Usually the first frost kinda ends it for the mums.

What else are you thinking of using?
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I think the Kale does better than the mums. Usually the first frost kinda ends it for the mums.

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The City bed is so large that I may go with some evergree to fill in so I do not have to use as much color. I also am having problem finding something the deer will not eat due that this is on the outside of town and lot of dear are in the area.
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Do you have a local garden center you buy from? Maybe they have some suggestions for plants to use in your local area? I'd love to hear what you come up with.
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Yes we do. They are very high but I cannot mess my city contract based on price. I did accout for plants so wil go see them today.
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You don't necessarily have to buy from them, but they might be able to offer you ideas that will work locally.

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I went yesterday and they said that pansy would work. Said that a lite freeze would be okay and that deer do not eat them. Price is 18.00 a flat for 18 onset. Said the owner may give me a discount. I will need 12 flats.
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I went yesterday and they said that pansies would work. Said that a lite freeze would be okay and that deer do not eat them. Price is 18.00 a flat for 18 onset. Said the owner may give me a discount. I will need 12 flats.
I think the pansies will look very nice if they will last at least two months.
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