Deer Resistant Plants – Part 2

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I’m back with another selection of plants for gardeners plagued by deer and/or rabbits.  The plants listed here are also drought tolerant once the roots are established.  Not to worry, you can have a beautiful flowering garden even with those pesky 4-legged pests running around and you don’t have to water like crazy to boot!

As mentioned in the first part, deer tend to have different tastes in different years.  Also, hungry deer will eat anything.  That being said, the following plants are the ones that they will typically avoid eating.

  1. Lavender:  A beautiful flowering herb with all parts fragrant.  Lavender absolutely thrives in poor soils – even gravel!  Plant in full sun for best results.
  2. Daylilies: So called because each flower that opens lasts only one day.  This is a perennial plant with blade-like leaves.  Daylilies come in many colours and are a beautiful compliment to big-leafed plants.
  3. Ornamental grasses:  Ornamental grasses come in all sizes and add a breezy feel to a garden.
Lavender and ornamental grasses
Lavender and ornamental grasses
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