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13 Deer-Resistant Plants

13 Deer-Resistant Plants

A challenge many of us face is making pretty flower pots, planters and gardens from which the deer won’t eat the flowers. Deer have a wide range of plants in their diet, but there are a few that they stay away from unless the plant is outside in the middle of a brutally cold winter.

Here are 13 plants you can quite safely depend on the flowers not being eaten by the deer; Iíve tried most of them and they have been safe, a testament because three or four deer come by my house on most days:

Bleeding heart
Boxwood
Coneflower (Echinacea)
Holly
Iris
Marigold
Nasturtium
Northern red oak
Snapdragon
Spruce
Strawflower
Yucca
Zinnia

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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11:08AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thanks.

10:17AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Thanks for tips.

6:12AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

I do also live in NE PA Mts. and have most of these plants. I haven't had many problems with these plants, but there is so much else here maybe they just choose the others

12:08AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

ty

7:06AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Thanks for the good info..

1:59PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thank You :)

2:56AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Not a problem where I live but thanks

10:00AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

ty

9:34AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

In NE Pennsylvania I've learned that there's no such thing as deer resistant plants!! When they're hungry they'll eat anything!

4:37PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

good to know

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