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Old 05-05-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default A forest in Amherst, N.Y.

Here are some pics from Letchworth Woods on the campus of the University at Buffalo.

1. Claytonia (spring beauty) of some kind I think. Not too sure as I don't know this genus that well.

2. "Hey Jack, your flap's open!"

3. Behold the guardians of the forest. Just pray Bambi doesn't stop by.

4. Trillium grandiflorum gets all the press.

5. Don't you ever get tired of looking at trilliums?
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Lovely!

So deer do eat trilliums? Crud.
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1. This is how I want my garden to look. As if it's not a garden.

2. Or maybe like this.

3. Or this.

4. And for a change of pace, more Claytonia.

5. Red trillium or (as I prefer to call this little guy) stinking Benjamin (Trillium erectum).
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1. Au naturel.

2. And Ben takes a curtain call.
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Lovely!

So deer do eat trilliums? Crud.
I've heard it's one of their favorite foods. BTW, if you're considering getting Deer Off, let me just tell you - it makes your plants look as if they've been attacked by alien fungi. But better than no plants I suppose!
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Have you ever seen "Painted Trillium"?
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I've heard it's one of their favorite foods. BTW, if you're considering getting Deer Off, let me just tell you - it makes your plants look as if they've been attacked by alien fungi. But better than no plants I suppose!
I don't have the budget or the patience to continually dump anti-deer concoctions around the yard, so my two trilliums will just have to hide, I guess.
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Have you ever seen "Painted Trillium"?
No, I never have!
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I don't have the budget or the patience to continually dump anti-deer concoctions around the yard, so my two trilliums will just have to hide, I guess.
Hmm... maybe surround them with thorny bushes? Thorny dead brush definitely works against rabbits.
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Lovely photos. The trilliums in particular. We had a red trillium. Very different looking than yours.
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