By Ruth Rogers Clausen
Protecting your attractive backyard secure from deer is so simple as selecting the best crops. In 50 appealing Deer-Resistant crops, gardening professional Ruth Rogers Clausen introduces the main flexible and drool-worthy techniques: white snowdrops that bloom within the spring shade-loving, electrical gold hakone grass long-blooming Texas sage in vivid reds, peaches, and pinks and the feathery foliage of Arkansas blue stars that glows golden within the autumn.
Illustrated all through with full-color images of each plant, this inspiring advisor deals every little thing a plant-lover with a deer challenge must be aware of. as well as the 50 top annuals, perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs — plus recommendation on tips to develop them — Clausen comprises dozens of deer-resistant partners and clever layout information for pulling all of it jointly. And heres the simplest half: your wonderful backyard can be impossible to resist to every person yet these pesky deer.
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For gardeners this means the plant should be grown in full sun. Dusty miller hails from the Mediterranean region and is grown for its attractive gray or silver-white felted foliage. The leaves grow from the base and are variously lobed and cut depending upon the selection. ‘White Diamond’ may be the most widely grown variety, but its twicedivided leaves are not as silvery as some. It grows 15 in. tall or so. QUICK LOOK Hardiness Annual Height and spread 1–2 ft. × 1 ft. Deer resistance rating 9–10 HOW TO GROW Dusty miller thrives in poor, very well drained soil and becomes leggy and loses some of its silveryness in moist, rich soil or without enough sun.
Patula) marigolds, these have a subtle charm of their own—and the ﬂowers are refreshingly edible. Deer, with their strong sense of smell, ﬁnd them unpalatable. Alternate common names of Mexican marigold and bush marigold attest to this tender plant’s Mexican nativity and bushy shape. It makes a mound of lacy, bright green, citrusy-scented leaves, and the 1½-in. single ﬂowers make up in number what they lose in size. The loose informality of signet marigold ﬁts well into most modern gardens. HOW TO GROW Signet marigolds are sold as transplants in garden centers.
Use it as a foliage companion for trailing raspberry verbena or fanﬂower (Scaevola), perhaps in a hanging basket. ‘Silver Dust’ probably has the most ﬁnely cut leaves. This 8- to 12-in. tall beauty has delicate leaves that present a lacelike effect. Some reports tell of ‘Silver Dust’ overwintering in zone 7 for several years. If it comes through the ﬁrst winter, it is likely to get much taller as the plant matures. ‘Cirrus’ is whiter but not as lacy, with broader leaves. It grows about 8 in. tall and seldom produces ﬂowers.
50 beautiful deer-resistant plants : the prettiest annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs that deer don't eat by Ruth Rogers Clausen