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Luckily I planted daffodils and not tulips! Deer love sweet tender tulips in the spring but do not touch my daffodils. I learned the hard way, so now the tulips are in the fenced-in area of the yard and the daffodils and alliums are outside the fence.
If you don't want to fence your yard or gardens, continually be spraying stinky purchased or homemade repellents, or have a yard full of smelly soap or shiny objects hanging from trees, then landscape your yard with plants rated "rarely damaged��? or "seldom severely damaged��? by deer browsing. A list of various types of plants can be found on the Rutgers University Extension website which is searchable by plant type, ratings, or specific plant name.
Reduce your frustration level by not offering deer a nightly buffet of their favorite plants. -Lynn Vernon, Master Gardener, Minnesota Tree Care Advisor
Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance (Rutgers Extension)
Posted by mgweb on May 18, 2008 9:27 AM in Information on Popular Topics