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Deer Gifts

Deer are widely distributed, and hunted, with indigenous representatives in all continents except Antarctica and Australia, though Africa has only one native species, the Red Deer, confined to the Atlas Mountains in the northwest of the continent. Deer live in a variety of biomes ranging from tundra to the tropical rainforest. While often associated with forests, many deer are ecotone species that live in transitional areas between forests and thickets (for cover) and prairie and open space. The majority of large deer species inhabit temperate mixed deciduous forest, mountain mixed coniferous forest, tropical seasonal/dry forest, and savanna habitats around the world.

Male deer of all species (except the Chinese Water deer who only have short tusks instead) grow and shed new antlers each year in this they differ from permanently horned animals such as antelope these are in the same order as deer and may bear a superficial resemblance.


Deer Resistant Plants


While there is nothing like a beautiful garden, there is also nothing worse than the disappointment of looking out your window and realizing that the local deer just used it as their dinner table. Most people work long and hard to get their garden just the way they like it and having deer destroy it is not something anyone looks forward to. One of the ways that you can protect the garden is by using deer resistant plants.

One quick suggestion before we get into some recommendations would be to also put down some deer repellent. Regardless of how deer resistant a plant is, other plants and the garden in general are still at risk. This added step can often be the difference in them taking what is there or moving on to a different area.

For the most part, plants will fall into four different rankings as they pertain to deer: rarely severely damaged, seldom severely damaged, occasionally severely damaged and frequently severely damaged. The goal is to obviously have as many of the first category as possible to deter the deer from coming around.

Perennials regularly show up on charts as some of the most deer resistant plants. While there are things such as strawberries that will get gobbled up as soon as they blossom, spices such as Thyme, Tarragon and Anise are totally unattractive to deer. These are great plants to put around the perimeter, especially if you plan on having fruit in your garden.

Shrubs are also regularly found in the top two categories and definitely something that could be used as a border around the garden. Having them around the perimeter along with some of the perennials may be enough to lose their interest. Barberry and Arrowwood Viburnun are among their least favorite.

Daffodil, Autumn Crocus and Crown Imperial are among the bulbs that deer seem to stay away from, but these do not always fit into the garden design. On the other hand, there are trees that deer seem to absolutely love. Trees such as the Atlantic White Cedar are like opening a candy store in a neighborhood saturated with children.

Many times, the local landscape will encompass plant life that the local deer will feast on. This usually means that you will have to be more aggressive when planting and protecting your garden. Surround the area with deer resistant plants and using a proven deer repellent will go a long way in making sure that your garden grows to full bloom.

While there is nothing like a beautiful garden, there is also nothing worse than the disappointment of looking out your window and realizing that the local deer just used it as their dinner table. Most people work long and hard to get their garden just the way they like it and having deer destroy it is not something anyone looks forward to. One of the ways that you can protect the garden is by using deer resistant plants.

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There are a lot of resources in the Web where you can find deer resistant plants. It certainly is one of the great ways to keep the deer away from your garden. There are also recipes you can use and deer repellents you can try. Visit our site for more information on many options.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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