Deer-Proofing Your Garden
In some states, deer have become the gardener's worst pest. Luckily there are some plants that deer won't eat.
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In some states deer have become the gardener's worst pest. If deer are a problem in your area, you've probably learned the hard way that some of your favorite buds, flowers and leaves are deer favorites too. There are lots of repellents on the market and most work for a while — at least until they wash off, get diluted or deer get used to the smell. If you can't afford (or don't want) an eight-foot-plus deer-proof fence, the safest bet is to plant things that deer don't like.
According to Cornell University scientists, these plants are rarely or seldom bothered by deer:
Annuals and biennials
— Information provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Bird, butterflies and hummingbirds are as beautiful as they are practical for the garden.