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Not pruned by me
10-MAY-2013

Not pruned by me

The other day I heard the click click click of nails and saw a blur running across my driveway, approximately groundhog size. Next day I saw one grazing on my grass. I just put three chrysanthemum cuttings by my mailbox, and now about an hour later they're gone. Yesterday I noticed my chrysanthemums had been "pruned". I understand grandhogs are hard to get rid of, with two suggestions for discouraging them standing out - an electric fence or pouring male human urine into their burrows.

Just found a list of plants that groundhogs/woodchucks don't like: http://askville.amazon.com/list-annual-perennial-flowers-groundhogs-eat/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=2536759

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Judith Barnett10-May-2013 15:46
Oh wow! we don't have groundhogs but we have gophers. The difference is the whole plant is eaten form the roots so you are not aware of a problem until the plant on top of the soil dies. Sometimes they actually pull the plant "down under". Very discouraging for the gardener.
fotabug10-May-2013 15:30
Boy, they sure did prune it!