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Tuesday - February 28, 2006

From: Horseshoe Bay, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Deer Resistant
Title: Suggestions for deer-resistant plans
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I live in Horseshoe Bay and there are deer everywhere. They seem to eat everything I plant. Is there anything they don't like?

ANSWER:

You can read an excellent article, Camouflage Gardening, by Patti Simons on deer-resistant plants on the Native Plant Society of Texas web site. The article offers useful hints for protecting your plants as well as a list of deer-resistant plants.
 

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