Several of my new hydrangea bushes appear to be victims of someone either cutting and stealing blooms in the middle of the night, or some kind of animal eating the stems and dropping the flowers. I’ve looked for hoof or paw prints but the mulch is good for concealing any tell tale signs. What’s doing this to my plants and how do I prevent it? It breaks my heart!!!
Battling hungry critters is no fun. Check your garden center or box store for deer repellent spray and give it a try. Be certain to follow the directions on the label and re-apply after rain. Be careful opening the container as the product smells bad!