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Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents


Deer Resistant Herbs Oregon State University Extension Service
Reduce Deer Damage in Your Yard Oregon State University

Very deer resistant:   bush cinquefoil, dusty miller, English lavender, floss flower, hybrid sage, thyme 

Deer resistant culinary herbs: dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme
Other herbs: catnip, germander, lavender, lavender cotton (Santolina).
Shrubs: juniper, cedar, juniper, Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica californica). 

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Native plants are deer deterrents September 17, 2016 Oregon, OregonLive
... In the wild, deer and native plants evolved together, so plants developed defenses like waxy leaves or prickles that make them more adapted to surviving grazing. Even when they do get nibbled, natives are more likely to survive than the succulent plants in our gardens... Get ideas from an Extension publication of deer-resistant plants.

Add bloomers to the landscape February 27, 2016 Oregon, Longview Daily News
... Oregon grape or mahonia is one of the best early flowering native plants for saving birds, bees and butterflies... Deer resistant, it is one of the few plants that will thrive under the dry shade of fir and cedar trees...

How to protect your plants from deer June 25, 2015 Oregon, OregonLive
... The right fencing is a sure-fire way to keep deer out ... For long-term protection in the convenience of a capsule, Summit Deer Ban is my go-to repellent. Just set out the capsules on the ground every 10 to 20 feet around the plants you want to protect. Then water the capsules to release the scent for up to 90 days of protection. It's quick, it's easy and it's effective... 

Dear garden, deer free April 23, 2015 Oregon, Register-Guard
... “We were able to go to 6 feet with wood structure on the fence, and then we put the wire on top,” ... horizontally strung wires can be used on the fence’s top 2 feet ...

Protect your landscape from hungry deer April 21, 2015 Oregon, Bend Bulletin
... deer ... are likely to ignore plants with fuzzy leaves, such as lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantine). Deer get confused when overstimulated by fragrant flowers or foliage. Plants with spines or bristles are usually passed by...

Dealing with deer, residential solution August 15, 2013 Oregon, Ashland Daily Tidings
...    ... The couple built an attractive deer fence around the front yard of their home, but let deer roam at will on the rest of their unfenced woodland property...The couple live in prime deer habitat on Paradise Lane, high above Siskiyou Boulevard ... Outside the fence, deer-resistant Oregon grape, holly and conifers adorn their property as it runs along Paradise Lane...

In the Garden: Deer-Resistant Plants

Those darn deer! How to repel the garden gluttons May 7, 2013 Oregon, Bend Bulletin
... Hang bars of soap near trees or shrubs ... Create a homemade repellent spray by mixing one part whole eggs to four parts water. (To avoid clogging your sprayer, remove the chalaza, the membranous white cord attached to the yolk.) ... Rotate repellents, either commercial or homemade... a motion-activated sprinkler ...