Sunday, March 29, 2015

Heuchera's happiest customer

I never thought of heuchera as a plant for window boxes, but a reader emailed this morning to tell me that and something else: "And a true joy of heuchera besides using them in window boxes, is that deer don't eat them!"

Heuchera's happiest customer

I never thought of heuchera as a plant for window boxes, but a reader emailed this morning to tell me that and something else: "And a true joy of heuchera besides using them in window boxes, is that deer don't eat them!"

Like some humans I know, deer will eat anything if desperate enough, but it's great to know that heuchera - otherwise known as coral bells ... see story in today's paper - isn't their number one choice. And how nice does this window box look? Talk about easy.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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