When I do my conference tour in the various horticulture and ecology societies in Quebec, as soon as I move away from the major urban centers, the conversation quickly turns to deer. With each new plant that I present, a hand goes up. “Is this plant resistant to deer?” An approving grunt from the crowd ensues! What a major challenge for hundreds of gardeners who live near forests and fields!
However, lately, everything’s going bonkers! Sure values, these plants that I could propose with confidence, have now become the target of deer. White-tailed deer, seem to have adapted their diet!
I Know Nothing. But You Do!
Since I garden in a suburb where squirrels are my biggest threat, my experience with deer is limited. It is you, the gardeners from all over North America, who feed me with your experiences.
I would like to open this blog to a collaborative exchange. Could the gardeners who are struggling with deer share their success stories? Thus, everyone could benefit from this fabulous pool of knowledge!
What plants in your garden are deer resistant? Which plants used to resist deer…but not anymore? And which plants did you have to write off? Do you have any tips for keeping deer away?
The floor is yours!