13 Sep '11, 9am

Planting Deer-Resistant Gardens is Possible

Planting Deer-Resistant Gardens is Possible

This book is dedicated to "all gardeners who tend gardens in deer country"--it is pretty clear about its target audience. Called "50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants ", it is a lovely compendium of the fifty prettiest annuals, perennials, bulbs and shrubs that deer don't eat. Even if you don't have deer in your garden, it is a beautifully-photographed guide to some little known, and quite stunning plants. Photo: timberpress Don't forget that now is a great time to buy perennials. Many are on sale at garden centres and if you plant them now, they settle in nicely over the winter. Come spring: full sized, healthy plants. The author is trying to discuss ideas that do not involve big ugly fences or non-stop spraying of repellents. The theory behind deer resistant planting is that many stunning plants are unpalatable to deer because of their fuzzy leaves, poisonous tastes, and t...

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