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50 Beautiful Deer-resistant Plants

The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs That Deer Don't Eat
Clausen, Ruth Rogers (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
50 Beautiful Deer-resistant Plants
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Keeping your beautiful garden safe from deer is as simple as choosing the right plants. In 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants , gardening expert Ruth Rogers Clausen introduces the most versatile and drool-worthy options: white snowdrops that bloom in the spring; shade-loving, electric gold hakone grass; long-blooming Texas sage in vibrant reds, peaches, and pinks; and the feathery foliage of Arkansas blue stars that glows golden in the autumn. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs of every plant, this inspiring guide offers everything a plant-lover with a deer problem needs to know. In addition to the 50 best annuals, perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs -- plus advice on how to grow them -- Clausen includes dozens of deer-resistant companions and smart design tips for pulling it all together. And here's the best part: your gorgeous garden will be irresistible to everyone but those pesky deer.
Authors: Clausen, Ruth Rogers, 1938-
Title: 50 beautiful deer-resistant plants
the prettiest annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs that deer don't eat
Published: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Characteristics: 223 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Contents: Annuals. Castor oil plant ; Dusty miller ; Floss flower ; Licorice plant ; Signet marigold
Perennials. Azure monkshood ; Bigroot geranium ; Black snakeroot ; Blue false indigo ; Cushion spurge ; Fringed bleeding heart ; Hybrid astilbe ; Hybrid sage ; Japanese spurge ; Lady's mantle ; Lenten rose ; Longspur barrenwort ; Peony ; Siberian bugloss ; Yarrow
Shrubs. Bluebeard ; Boxwood ; Bush cinquefoil ; Cutleaf stephanandra ; English lavender ; Japanese spirea ; Purple beautyberry ; Russian cypress ; Thunberg bush clover ; Weigela
Ferns. Autumn fern ; Christmas fern ; Cinnamon fern ; Japanese painted fern ; Ostrich fern
Bulbs. Daffodil ; Lily leek ; Snowdrop ; Summer snowflake ; 'Waterlily' autumn crocus
Herbs. Basil ; Greek oregano ; Rosemary ; Sage ; Thyme
Grasses. Fountain grass ; Hakone grass ; Japanese sweet flag ; Morrow's sedge ; Switch grass.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Detrick, Alan
ISBN: 1604691956
9781604691955
Branch Call Number: 635.9269 CLA
Statement of Responsibility: Ruth Rogers Clausen ; photographs by Alan L. Detrick
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index.
Subject Headings: Plants, Ornamental Disease and pest resistance United States. Deer Control United States.
Topical Term: Plants, Ornamental
Deer
LCCN: 2010051374
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Jul 19, 2011
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting book, but be sure to check the growing zone. In our microclimate, I cannot rely on plants that will not enjoy zone 3, and many of the entries are good only to zone 6 or higher.

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