Topic: Author: Nan Hampton Date: Monday - November 19, 2012 From: Janesville, CA
QUESTION: I have read numerous posts on here, but I have not found my exact situation. I live in Northern California. I am looking for some type of ground cover to grow on a hillside. Directly above the hillside are oak trees and pine trees. I have a herd of deer that basically live on my property. I want to plant something that they can enjoy and so can I. Is there such a thing? If not, I would like to know what to plant that is low to the ground, can withstand freezing temperatures, highly deer resistant and spreads quickly.
Mr. Smarty Plants is a little confused! Do you want plants that the deer will eat, i.e., plants that they "enjoy" eating? Or, do you want deer resistant plants? Well, whichever it is I think there are a few of each listed below. All of these native plants appear in Lassen County on the USDA Plants Database distribution maps.