Deer-resistant plants

White-tailed deer resting by a backyard hammock

Photo by Anne Sherwood for The New York Times

As several Wild Ones have encountered, deer are becoming increasingly common in urban landscapes.  They can be fun to see, but they can also be hard on landscape plants.

At our Earth Day booth, several people asked about plants that deer are less-likely to eat.

Here is a previous newsletter article on the topic.

Chapter 4 of the Grow Native! Native Landscaping manual also has good information.  Page 5 has an overview, and pages 32-33 provide a list of species resistant to deer browse.

Do you have deer in your yard?  What do they like to eat, and what do they leave alone?