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Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Minnesota Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents


Protecting plants from deer December, 2018 Minnesota, 
... The University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) have supported research on practical tips for keeping deer away from plants... Information on deer-micro exclosures and repellant ... 

Deer Resistant Plants for Minnesota

Annuals: Begonia, Dahlia, Marigold, Snapdragons. 

Perennials: Yarrow, Foxglove, Catmint, Salvia. 

Shrubs: Barberry, Potentilla, Mock Orange, Spirea.

... A massive undertaking to protect white pine seedlings was underway on Saturday at Boulder Lake as a team of volunteers spent the day bud capping acres of reforested trees there. The white pine buds are a favorite meal for deer, so capping is meant to prevent that. The effort was just another step in Minnesota Power's Rajala Woods initiative to provide for industry and natural benefit with new, healthy forests...

...  Deer get one-third of their water from the moisture in plants, hence the reason they gorge themselves on moist, tender plants like lettuce, beans, hosta, impatiens, and pansies. Deer prefer the sweetness and flavor of fruit just as much as humans do...