FEED YOUR SENSES, NOT THE DEER

No one likes waking up to a deer-ravaged landscape. Keeping the "hungry teenager" maxim in mind (if they're hungry enough, they'll eat anything), there are more choices for deer-resistant plants than you might think. Check out some beautiful planting plans deer would prefer not to eat!

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Order the latest book on inspiring ideas for gardeners throughout the country, Deer-Resistant Design. Or check out some other great books on gardening with deer in the Recommended Reading area of my online shop

New Plants

Browse the gallery of the latest and greatest plant varieties. To see them all, grouped by type, visit the New Plant page.

Baby Doll Pigsqueak
Perennial for shade. Also called Bergenia, the common name comes from the noise made by rubbing the thick, rubbery leaves.
Angelonia Archangel Cherry Red
Annual perfect for cottage gardens and container "thrillers."
Dystilium
Dystilium
A highly adaptable new shrub introduction that can substitute for boxwood where blight is an issue.
BananAppeal(TM) Anise
A compact, golden variety of Illicium parviflorum, which maintains its glowing color in shade.
Baptisia 'Pink Lemonade'
Stunning bicolor blooms late spring to early summer. Full sun, 3-4' tall and wide.
Epimedium ' Pink Champagne'
Don't let the dainty look fool you. Epimedium is tough enough for dry shade, a perfect accent in the spring woodland garden.
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BananAppeal(TM) Anise

A compact, golden variety of Illicium parviflorum, which maintains its glowing color in shade.