Deer Resistant Plants in Virginia
March 7, 2012 Comments Off on Deer Resistant Plants in Virginia
If you read my post on my affinity for english country gardens(let’s be honest it’s likely you didn’t) you may remember that a huge parameter for my future garden is that anything planted be deer resistant. oh jessica, the deer won’t come near you house because of the dogs. Let me tell you these are no wild deer, they have evolved past such trivial things as prey and predator. The damn things nearly stand on my front porch while the eat my rhododendron, which consequentially is the only thing in my yard to eat other than grass.
So the need for deer resistant plants abounds. So far most of my rooftop plants made the list already:
Lena’s Scotch broom
Sedum Autumn Joy
Red Hot Pokers.
I also found some pretty decent sources on deer resistant plants, my only words of wisdom are that if you have pets be weary because things that are poisonous to deer are many times also poisonous to household pets and if you have a curious eating satan dog like myself it could be a problem, unless you are ACTUALLY trying to kill your animal. I am definitely still at the plant resistant plants, build scent barrier stage and hopefully it stays that way. I knew of an older women who was granted a permit to fire weapons in a neighborhood(albeit more rural) to shoot deer eating her plants, how scary is that?