6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden: Some of Trout's favorite plants include purple coneflower, wild indigo, 'Stella d'Oro' or 'Happy Returns' daylily, New England aster and Russian sage For foliage interest, try lady's mantle, lambs' ears or blue fescue
Two problems solved: 1) Modified a deer/rabbit repellent recipe that is cheap to make and has been extremely effective in keeping the critters from eating my tulips. 2) The overpriced deer repellent I used to purchase, was always clogging up the sprayer. Directions: Take a hot needle and poke 20 holes in a milk jug cap. Add 1-egg, 1/2 tsp of Dawn detergent, 1/4 c of veg oil, tsp of hot sauce or cayenne pepper and water to a milk jug. The soap and oil keep keep the pepper on the plant.