Include alliums like chives, garlic, and onions in your garden for fresh flavors in recipes and to reduce grocery store trips. Squirrels dislike their strong smells.
Plant colorful daffodils in your garden for both aesthetics and to repel squirrels, deer, and rabbits with their fragrant odor and unappetizing taste.
Fritillaries, with their dark violet, checkered petals, emit a strong odor to deter animals while attracting bees with their rich nectar and pollen.
Galanthus, or snowdrops, are white, early-blooming bulbs with a strong scent that deters squirrels and can withstand cold temperatures, even emerging through snow in colder regions.
Plant geraniums around your garden to repel squirrels with their scent while enjoying their vibrant floral petals.
Goldenrod's yellow blooms attract pollinators while deterring squirrels, creating a win-win situation for both bees and gardeners.
Lily of the Valley
Lily-of-the-Valley, a dainty woodland flower with pendant-shaped white blooms and a sweet scent, is a great addition to gardens and is typically avoided by squirrels.
Brightly colored marigold flowers with their strong fragrance repel squirrels, making them a great addition to any garden.
Grow fresh mint for delicious cocktails and mocktails while also keeping squirrels at bay, as they dislike the scent of mint. Mint, the perfect dual-purpose herb.
Aromatic herbs like lavender, mustard, and rosemary repel squirrels due to their strong scent, making them effective for protecting plants from being dug up. Inserting rosemary sprigs around prized plants or in pots can help keep squirrels away.