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Deer Resistant Plants

Lets face it, Deer can be a problem form the gardener, they will eat just about anything. And if they don't eat if they will trample on it. Hwever some plants are more resistant to Deer than others. Mostly its because they do not like the taste.

However a hungry Deer will eat just about anything, so Deer Proof, we can't list, Deer resistant, well some they avoid, until last.

Deer Repellent Plants.

Now these are the ones that might make deer actually go away, you are looking at strong smelling plants for this, maybe garlic and onions, however although deer might not like the smell of garlic and onions, when they are in the ground they do not actually smell as strong as when they are processed. Worth a try, but no guarantees......

In our experience no plants are 'Deer Proof' however many are 'Deer Resistant' or at least they are not as palatable as others, or perhaps they give of an aroma that is not quite to the Deers taste. However a hungry Deer is not that fussy...

It also needs to be remembered that Deer do not only eat plants, they rub against them and stand on them.

Deer tend to resist plants that are highly aromatic such as some of the Salvias and Lemon Balm. Deer also prefer to avoid plants with prickles (however they seem to love roses)