Flowers deer don't eat

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Flowers deer don't eat

Post by Midijon » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00



i live in sierra nevada mountains and have herds of deer.  are there any
flowers that deer won't eat that i canplant at 6000 feet?  any suggestions
will be greatly appreciated.
katherine

 
 
 

Flowers deer don't eat

Post by Alan A. Skidmo » Thu, 04 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>i live in sierra nevada mountains and have herds of deer.  are there any
>flowers that deer won't eat that i canplant at 6000 feet?  any suggestions
>will be greatly appreciated.
>katherine
>Try painted plywood ones.I live on the edge of a linear park in Canada

and have not found anything the deer don't eat except noxious weeds.
An 8ft. fence is the only cure.
         Bye from Sunny Sooke B.C.

--
Shoot for the Moon,
Even if you miss it
you will land among the Stars
                Les Brown.

 
 
 

Flowers deer don't eat

Post by Lmes » Thu, 04 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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>i live in sierra nevada mountains and have herds of deer.  are there any
>>flowers that deer won't eat that i canplant at 6000 feet?  

I Garden in Spokane.  Zone 5.  Windy dry hot summers.  Low night-time
temperatures in spring, late summer, early fall.   Cold winters.  Snow most
of the time but not always.

Here are some plants the deer have not eaten in the past four years:
monarda, spirea, campanula "blue clips,"  campanula poscharskyana,
campanula garganica,  echinacea, erigeron,  daffodils, boltonia, chamomile,
daylilies (why, I don't know),  coreopsis verticillata (moonbeam), achillea
(various types), goldenrod, various shasta daisies (leuchanthemum),
Siberian iris, gentians, creeping thymes, salvia May Night,  Veronica
Goodness Grows as well as a pink Veronica and a ground cover one,
penstemons, epimedium, ferns, foxglove, delphinium

So far they have not eaten the Rodgersia (2 yrs old),  my new
new-this-season cimicifuga ramosa and silene (2 yrs old).

They're in my garden during the winter.  They stay away most of the summer
-- probably waiting for the phlox to bloom -- and then come in around now
and start nibbling.  They're eating a beautiful aster purple dome they left
alone for three years.  They munched up the phlox flower heads.  They
nipped off the roses.  They groomed the mock orange.

I think most of the plants I mentioned would work for you.   I suggest you
look for a copy of The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer.  I just bought
it,  and I think its a terrific guide to short season growing in a
difficult climate.
L. M. Rose, Spokane, zone 5
"Set the table, but don't surprise the cat."

 
 
 

Flowers deer don't eat

Post by Denys Meaki » Sat, 06 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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> i live in sierra nevada mountains and have herds of deer.  are there any
> flowers that deer won't eat that i canplant at 6000 feet?  any suggestions
> will be greatly appreciated.
> katherine

I have an extensive listing of deer-resistant plants at my web site
(address below).  You'll have to decide which are hardy in your
climate, but I know that most of them are hardy in Canada's winters.
--
Denys Meakin                          Bowen Island, BC, Canada

web:   http://infomatch.com/~denysm