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Are Verbena Annuals Deer Resistant?
March 25, 2015
Are Verbena Estrella Pink Star annuals deer resistant?
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Deer Resistant Evergreens for Pennsylvania Woods
March 12, 2015
We are looking for evergreens that will grow in a partially shaded/wooded area and are ideally deer resistant. Hemlocks are out because of a parasite infestation in our area of Pennsylvania.
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Need ground cover plants to grow in the shade a large oak in San Antonio, TX
March 09, 2015
We have a large backyard in San Antonio covered with live oak and red oak. Since grass does not do well in this shade / bright shade area I would like to plant a low growing ground cover and then add...
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Jasminum polyanthum Deer Resistant and Native?
March 07, 2015
Are Jasminum polyanthum deer resistant? They are selling these plants at Trader Joe's right now so I'm assuming it's native to our area. But the instructions don't say anything about deer.
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Privacy Fence to Exclude Deer
February 13, 2015
This is not a plant question but I hope you will answer it. I have a huge backyard and a low picket fence. Over the years the deer have fallen in love with this area and have eaten much of my native...
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Deer-resistant trees for privacy in Texas
January 09, 2015
I need to find a deer resistant tall shrub or tree to plant and hide the deer fence my neighbor just put up on our property line. My property has full sun in parts and mostly shady in other parts and ...
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Deer Resistant Plants for Newton Square, PA
August 25, 2014
I'm looking for highly deer resistant plants native to PA. Thank you!
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Will deer eat bellflowers?
August 10, 2014
Are deer attracted to the bellflower? Will they eat it?
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How are NPIN Deer Resistance Ratings Determined?
May 06, 2014
If your plant data-base (which is the best thing since sliced bread!) is silent on the degree to which a plant is deer-resistant, does this mean you just don't have enough information to make the cal...
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Perennial ground cover for hillside in Holmdel NJ
April 25, 2014
I live in NJ. I would like to use a perennial ground cover for my landscaping bed on a hill with full sun and deer resistant. It's a good size landscaping bed that is facing east (southeast). What...
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