Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Deer resistant plants
While I admire the brown-eyed beauty of the white tail deer, I do NOT admire their munching on my plants!
This delightful deer was on it’s way to my Hosta Cafe. There are deer “resistant” plants. Notice I said “resistant” not “proof”!
Due to their toxicity, fragrance or texture, deer seem to be repelled by these plants:
- Lily of the Valley
- Lenten Rose
- Bleeding Heart
- Beebalm aka Monarda
Think plants that are hairy, thorny, prickly, sticky, poisonous. Really the things that bother us, bother them. They don’t care for the intense scent of mint. Personally, I love it but it IS invasive. Walking by this stuff, grabbing a handful and crushing it to release the scent and then putting it to your nose is an olfactory delight! 😉