In recent years, the increase of deer in residential neighborhoods has sounded an alarm for many gardeners. While most people love deer and enjoy seeing them, they are not amused when Bambi walks in and strips a newly-planted garden, wildflower planting, or display of beautiful spring tulips.
The obvious solutions are sometimes difficult. You can fence a vegetable plot, but that's not always possible in every landscape - or for every budget. Also, when designing a garden, wild or not-so-wild, a towering fence is not usually part of the vision. If you, like many of our customers, are asking, "What flowers are deer-proof," we can help!
We work with gardeners across the country, and we've found that people have the most success using deer repellent, which is widely available at garden center stores across the country. Deer repellent can be a useful tool for protecting your favorite plants.
Another important strategy? Choosing deer resistant plants! These plants have natural defenses, such as fuzzy foliage, fragrant or resinous foliage, or bitter sap - all of which deter deer from eating them.
Read on for our recommendations for deer-resistant (and even a few deer-proof) wildflowers, plants, and flower bulbs for your garden.