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    A Garden Plan for a Beautiful, Deer-Resistant Border

    Creating a garden with a backbone of colorful, interesting foliage ensures interest even when nothing is in bloom or if inquisitive deer decide to taste-test the flower buds. Varying the…

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    4 Techniques for Managing Deer in Your Garden

    I asked four horticulturists from around the country with decades of gardening experience how they deal with deer. Here are some of the strategies they use and advice they give…

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    Plants and Strategies for Deterring Deer

    Last summer I was gifted three gorgeous daylilies (Hemerocallis cvs., Zones 3–10). Selections of a brand-new cultivar, they each featured multitudes of gorgeous yellow, red, and maroon multicolored flowers. I…

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    32 Plants for Sun and Shade That the Deer Won’t Devour

    Deer have always munched on garden plants, but due to continued loss of habitat and natural predators, deer populations and their garden-devouring forays are on the rise across the United…

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    A Deer-Proof Garden Design for Dry Shade

    There aren’t many properties left that still have massive, native evergreen trees. Sometimes, however, you find a home built among the giants. These homes capture the essence of the forest…

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    Anatomy of a Dry-Shade Planting

    A. Understory trees and shrubs provide screening without blocking light The lovely, light green Japanese maples underneath a towering Douglas fir provide filtered screening to the house without obscuring it…

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    Deer-Resistant Combinations

    One of my greatest challenges as a designer and deer-plagued gardener is unpredictability. There are no rules. No guarantees. Just guidelines. I’ve watched deer devour thorny shrubs and trample fragrant…

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    Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials

    Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many Northern California gardens, particularly in summer and fall. In…

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    A Design That Defies Deer and Drought

    Julia Zarcone and David Patmore have been embracing the green movement for most of their lives. Their home sits on a 3-acre hilltop in Los Altos Hills outside of the…

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    Protecting Favorite Plants From Hungry Deer

    Terry Redling sent in these photos of favorite parts of their garden in Gillette, New Jersey. Terry says that their favorite time of day is when they get to tend…