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Amy is not afraid to get her hands dirty. As a self-taught gardener, she takes on her fair share of landscaping projects, picking up a ton of knowledge as she goes. If you have a plant care or landscaping question you’ve been too afraid to ask, you’re in the right place!


Are Distylium deer resistant?

Are Distylium deer resistant?
When deer are hungry enough, they will eat most anything.

Is Ninebark deer resistant?

Is Ninebark deer resistant?
This is a tricky question!

Is Technito Arborvitae deer resistant?

Is Technito Arborvitae deer resistant?
Bad news!

Is coralberry deer resistant?

That's a tricky question!

Could you recommend a medium-sized shrub that is also deer resistant?

Could you recommend a medium-sized shrub that is also deer resistant?
Unfortunately, when a deer is hungry, it will eat whatever it wants.

Are Plum Magic Crapemyrtles deer resistant?

Are Plum Magic Crapemyrtles deer resistant?
That’s a tough one to answer. When deer are hungry enough, they will eat most anything!

Is Moonlight Magic deer resistant?

Is Moonlight Magic deer resistant?
Well, it depends on how hungry the deer are!

Are oakleaf hydrangeas supposed to be pruned? Are they deer resistant?

Great questions!

Are azaleas deer resistant?

Are azaleas deer resistant?
Unfortunately, azaleas aren’t on the deer resistant list.

Is Coppertone Distylium deer resistant?

Is Coppertone Distylium deer resistant?
The problem with recommending deer resistant plants is that a deer will eat anything if it is hungry enough!

What are the best conditions for Ninebark? Is it deer resistant?

What are the best conditions for Ninebark? Is it deer resistant?
Ninebark is a tough plant and can handle hot days.

Could you recommend deer resistant plants? Are holly bushes deer resistant?

Recommending deer resistant plants is tough. It seems to depend on how hungry the deer are!

Could you recommend deer resistant plants?

Could you recommend deer resistant plants?
Deer really know how to ruin a nice garden, don’t they!

Looking for landscaping help in the front of my house. Must be deer resistant.

Looking for landscaping help in the front of my house. Must be deer resistant.
Deer really know how to ruin a nice garden, don’t they!

Can you help me create a low maintenance, deer resistant Asian yard, without fall clean-up required?

Can you help me create a low maintenance, deer resistant Asian yard, without fall clean-up required?
It seems with any garden there is maintenance, and cleaning up leaves in the fall is just one of the chores.

Can you help me find deer resistant plants for sun and for shade?

That’s a really good question- yes I can!

Could you recommend some annual and perennial deer resistant plants?

Trying to figure out deer resistant plants can be so difficult!

I'm overwhelmed! Looking for deer resistant plants & trees for partial shade.

I'm overwhelmed! Looking for deer resistant plants & trees for partial shade.
In your area, fall is a wonderful time to plant.

Are perennial hibiscus deer resistant?

Are perennial hibiscus deer resistant?
That’s a really good question!

What varieties are deer proof?

Well, nothing is absolutely deer proof.

Looking for a Deer Resistant shrub in Zone 8 for partial shade. Please help!

Looking for  a Deer Resistant shrub in Zone 8 for partial shade. Please help!
Thanks for the reminder – I’m supposed to be coming up with a list for a friend in Tennessee!

What plants are deer resistant?

What plants are deer resistant?
Well, nothing is absolutely deer proof.

ARE CHAPEL VIEW JAPANESE CEDARS AND DISTYLIUMS DEER RESISTANT?

ARE CHAPEL VIEW JAPANESE CEDARS AND DISTYLIUMS DEER RESISTANT?
Great questions! And, good news.

ARE ENDLESS SUMMER VARIETIES DEER RESISTANT?

ARE ENDLESS SUMMER VARIETIES DEER RESISTANT?
That’s a good question, and I wish I had better news for you!

How can I keep Rabbits and Deer from eating my vegetable garden?

Have you tried rabbit fencing? It really does work.

What can I plant in slopy sandy soil, and shady area that prevents ground erosion and is deer resistant?

What can I plant in slopy sandy soil, and shady area that prevents ground erosion and is deer resistant?
This sounds like a tough site!

Are any hydrangea deer resistant?

Unfortunately, deer really like hydrangeas.

Is Little Devil Ninebark Deer Resistant?

Is Little Devil Ninebark Deer Resistant?
That's a really good question. In some areas of the country, ninebarks are deer resistant.

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