By Ruth Rogers Clausen
Conserving your attractive backyard secure from deer is so simple as selecting the best crops. In 50 attractive Deer-Resistant vegetation, gardening professional Ruth Rogers Clausen introduces the main flexible and drool-worthy thoughts: white snowdrops that bloom within the spring shade-loving, electrical gold hakone grass long-blooming Texas sage in bright reds, peaches, and pinks and the feathery foliage of Arkansas blue stars that glows golden within the autumn.
Illustrated all through with full-color images of each plant, this inspiring consultant deals every thing a plant-lover with a deer challenge must recognize. as well as the 50 top annuals, perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs — plus suggestion on how one can develop them — Clausen comprises dozens of deer-resistant partners and shrewdpermanent layout counsel for pulling all of it jointly. And heres the easiest half: your attractive backyard should be impossible to resist to each person yet these pesky deer.
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It makes a mound of lacy, bright green, citrusy-scented leaves, and the 1½-in. single ﬂowers make up in number what they lose in size. The loose informality of signet marigold ﬁts well into most modern gardens. HOW TO GROW Signet marigolds are sold as transplants in garden centers. However, plants are easy to start from seed, as are other marigolds. Sow indoors a few weeks before the last frost date, or sow outdoors when the soil has warmed. Few sunny places in the garden are unsuitable for signet marigolds, except where the soil is constantly wet.
Limb up low overhanging branches of crab apples, magnolias, orchard fruits, and other susceptible species to a height of at least 6 ft. This eliminates the line of vegetation that deer can browse. Keep underbrush to a minimum to remove a food source and hiding place. This is especially important on the edge of woodlands where deer like to hide and rest unobserved. Soft bedding of leaves, pine needles, ferns, or other vegetation is an open invitation for them to hang around. Extra tips Plants grown in containers close to the house on porches, decks, and terraces are less likely to be browsed, though of course there is no guarantee—it is not unusual to ﬁnd one or more deer right at the back door in the morning.
Looks like a silver pine seedling. A low-maintenance, drought- and heattolerant plant that needs no deadheading, mixes well with other plants, and has beautiful silver leaves—what’s not to like? Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare). 55 Signet marigold Tagetes tenuifolia S IGNET MARIGOLDS are sometimes considered the black sheep of the marigold world. But although their ﬂowers are not as large, showy, or smelly as African (Tagetes erecta) or French (T. patula) marigolds, these have a subtle charm of their own—and the ﬂowers are refreshingly edible.
50 beautiful deer-resistant plants : the prettiest annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs that deer don't eat by Ruth Rogers Clausen