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It's called Hummingbird mint or agastache...

Anyone know where to find some plants locally?

It's a perennial however it typically doesn't winter well in Michigan so it looks like it may need to be replanted every year.  We're having some 'issues' with what I believe are rabbits in our garden...  I haven't seen any deer tracks but it actually wouldn't surprise me if I did!

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agastache
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Re: For your garden: a natural rabbit, deer and groundhog repellent!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 11:03:15 AM »

That's a new one on me BRD, and I've done a lot of herbs.   ;)

I wonder if that stuff would run cats out of a house......I gotta look into this more.
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Re: For your garden: a natural rabbit, deer and groundhog repellent!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 09:01:44 AM »

Well we hit both Parrans' and Koraleskis' in Monroe and at both places they just kind of looked at us...

finally as we were leaving Parrans' one of the staff suggested maybe checking out at their greenhouse on Secor in Ida...   we took a nice leisurely ride out there yesterday and they had several flats of it in with all the other herbs!  We bought enough to try out and see if it will help keep the rabbits away!
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Re: For your garden: a natural rabbit, deer and groundhog repellent!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 01:44:34 PM »

How is it working - although the rabbit season for invasion may be past...
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Re: For your garden: a natural rabbit, deer and groundhog repellent!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 02:39:31 PM »

I have a fairly small garden but was having some problems with critters earlier in the season.

A neighbor told me he started sprinkling crushed red pepper around the perimeter as well as the plants they were destroying. I figured why not give it a shot and wouldn't you know it seems to have worked. Bunnies come in and get a good nose full of it and they're gone, never to return.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 09:15:13 PM »

I just sit in the middle of mine and get stoned......nothing comes around while I'm in it.
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