plants that outlast ducks

ro.netcmarie

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11 Years
Oct 7, 2008
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travelers rest, sc
i wondering what kind of plant i should get to sprouse up around our pond that would be hardy enough that my pekins wouldn't destroy? anybody got any ideas? please help.
 

chickensioux

Songster
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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Western North Carolina
I don't know if you want small plants, veggies or large plants, but I have ducks, chickens and a turkey and I planted very large shrubs in their area. The chickens eat all the leaves as far up as they can reach but otherwise the shrubs survive and look fine. Just make sure they are not poisonous.
 

barnwife

Songster
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
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central Texas
I have been working on a duck-proof garden for around the egdes of my duck area. I use a blue plastic pool for them with the landscaping bricks around the edges (like you would for trees or retention walls) so these are not water's edge plants...but here goes! I just buy a few plants from my feed n seed (non poisinous types) and whatever goes uneaten after a week, I buy a few more to plant and a new type as well. Here are the uneaten ones so far


1. Monkey grass
2. dusty miller (a whitish colored 12" high plant with wider leaves)
3. local texas bluebonnet
4. fig trees.
5. grape vines
6. raspberry bushes
7. ash trees
8. juniper




CLEAR losers
1. bougainvillea (spelling?)
2. violets, all varieties
3. cannas
4. waxy-leafed shrub with red leaves (unknown name, thrives here in central texas)
5. peonies
6. violas
7. dwarf grey sugar snap peas

This is all I have tried so far, what has worked and not. It's only been a couple months, and I will report back when I've tried a few more plants. I hope this helps you!
 

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