Here in the U.S., we have a lot of deer. So many in my area that we often see them chilling by the side of the road like it ain't no thing. And for those of you who grow flowers in your garden, you might know that they enjoy eating the fine delicacy that is your colorful tulips. Here's my favorite way to keep them from chowing down.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of flowers posts.
Years ago, as a child, my mother and I grew nasturtiums and dipped the blossoms in chocolate. I didn't enjoy it much back then, as I didn't like the taste of them (tart, almost radish-y). But as an adult, I'm loving them.
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The traps and tricks carnivorous plants use to snag their food are fascinating examples of adaptation. These five plants are a great addition to your cabinet of curiosities — if you can keep them alive! Luckily, I've got a little info on a simpler carnivorous plant, should you want to give it a go.
As I dove into garden-planning season, I came across this breathtaking flower: the Black Parrot tulip. Now, I know it's too late to plant tulips, but that doesn't stop me from fantasizing about these.
Happily, the Black Parrot led me down a rabbit hole of other dark plants — the kind of vegetation that might convince even the palest of goths to slather on sunscreen and get into the garden.