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By Ruth Rogers Clausen

Protecting your attractive backyard secure from deer is so simple as selecting the right crops. In 50 appealing Deer-Resistant vegetation, gardening professional Ruth Rogers Clausen introduces the main flexible and drool-worthy innovations: white snowdrops that bloom within the spring shade-loving, electrical gold hakone grass long-blooming Texas sage in bright reds, peaches, and pinks and the feathery foliage of Arkansas blue stars that glows golden within the autumn.
Illustrated all through with full-color photos of each plant, this inspiring advisor bargains every little thing a plant-lover with a deer challenge must comprehend. as well as the 50 most sensible annuals, perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs — plus suggestion on how one can develop them — Clausen comprises dozens of deer-resistant partners and clever layout information for pulling all of it jointly. And heres the simplest half: your attractive backyard could be impossible to resist to everybody yet these pesky deer.

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Tall it makes a fine privacy screen for the summer when planted close, perhaps along a fence. For drama add 5- to 7-ft. tall, bright orange Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’) or 4-ft. tall, white or pink spider flower (Cleome hassleriana ‘White Queen’) in front. If you need more height, plant ‘Zanzibarensis’ (may reach 10 ft. or more) behind. Its massive, star-shaped leaves are dark green with white veins. Bronze-leaved ‘Carmencita Pink’ has pink flowers and seed capsules. In-ground plantings of castor oil plant need not be confined to formal, Victorian, parklike designs.

HOW TO GROW Signet marigolds are sold as transplants in garden centers. However, plants are easy to start from seed, as are other marigolds. Sow indoors a few weeks before the last frost date, or sow outdoors when the soil has warmed. Few sunny places in the garden are unsuitable for signet marigolds, except where the soil is constantly wet. Plant them at the front of beds and borders, as informal edgings, tumbling out of containers and hanging baskets, in rock gardens, or among vegetables and herbs in kitchen and herb gardens.

Lynwood’ forsythia (Forsythia ×intermedia ‘Lynwood’), fragrant sumac (Rhus racemosa), arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum), tall cultivars of bush cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Coronation Triumph’, ‘Jackmanii’), devil’s walking stick (Aralia spinosa), dwarf Alberta spruce (Picea glauca ‘Conica’), and trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) are good candidates. Or install and plant a tall trellis where they enter your garden. Deer are uncomfortable jumping into a space if they can’t see a safe landing point.

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