Plant Deer Resistant Plants and flowers, and discover some organic remedies to keep deer away .
Did you know?
Deer Love Rose Plants!
Don't let them nibble on your beautiful plants and garden!
Not all plants are deer proof plants, but you'll find some on this list that are certainly worth growing for that reason. Lots of beautiful plants are considered deer resistant plants, and make a nice addition to the garden.
In addition to planting ones they don't like, consider some of the other ways to deter them.
Unless you plant deer resistant plants, hungry deer could destroy a garden in record time.
Here is a list of plants that deer turn their noses up at.
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Bugleweed (Ajuga spp.)
Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
Foxglove (Digitalis spp.)
Marigold (Tagetes spp.)
Periwinkle (Vinca spp.)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea spp)
Sage (Salvia spp)
Thyme (Thymus spp)
Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris spp)
Yarrow (Achillea spp)
Hungry deer will nibble on just about anything, but they especially like rose plants, so you have to outsmart the beautiful creatures!
As sweet as they look, these beasts will nibble through your garden in no time! They'll come sneaking in, in the middle of the night, and eat away at all your hard work!
Since deer are creatures of habit, they will maintain their grazing pattern until the food source (your garden plants) runs out.
How do you know it was deer?
The deer aren't terribly fussy about which rose plants they nibble on.
There are a few varieties however, that are considered their (least) favorites.
I would guess because they also have thorny canes making it difficult for them to get a bite in!
*Harisons Yellow, *Baronne Provost. *Common Moss and *William Lobb are a few.
Lady's mantle (Alchemillia Mollis)
Cosmos (Cosmos Sulphureus)
Maiden Grass (Miscanthus Sinensis Gracillimus)(One of MY favorites!)
Bell Flower (Campanula Punctata)
In my garden, Dusty Miller, Lady's Mantle, and Maiden Grass add beautiful contrast to the garden. I also have clumps of Coneflower. Don't be afraid to try some of these plants if they will do well in your planting zone, they add much to the garden, along with deterring the deer.
Along with planting some of the above suggested deer resistant plants, try a few of these ideas to keep deer away.
Although the Liquid Fence will last through a rain, it will need to be repeated to protect new growth.
My gardens were once fields, that border the woods, so deer are common in my yard. To add to that, I have several apple and other fruit trees planted around and through the gardens, so there is always drops (of fruit) on the ground during the later Summer/Fall months. This attracts them even more!
I have several of the deer resistant flowers planted, and every now and then, my daughter brings her small dog when she visits, and we let him run around (marking) the trees and bushes with his scent, that I think lasts for a while, and deters the deer.