50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat

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Timber Press, May 31, 2011 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Keeping your beautiful garden safe from deer is as simple as choosing the right plants. In "50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants," gardening expert Ruth Rogers Clausen introduces the most versatile and drool-worthy options: white snowdrops that bloom in the spring; shade-loving, electric gold hakone grass; long-blooming Texas sage in vibrant reds, peaches, and pinks; and the feathery foliage of Arkansas blue stars that glows golden in the autumn.

Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs of every plant, this inspiring guide offers everything a plant-lover with a deer problem needs to know. In addition to the 50 best annuals, perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs -- plus advice on how to grow them -- Clausen includes dozens of deer-resistant companions and smart design tips for pulling it all together. And here's the best part: your gorgeous garden will be irresistible to everyone "but" those pesky deer.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
Help Deer Are Destroying My Garden
17
Annuals
43
Perennials
61
Shrubs
109
Ferns
141
Bulbs
159
Herbs
177
Grasses
195
Resources for MailOrder Plants
211
Glossary
212
Further Reading
215
Index
217
About the Author
224
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Ruth Rogers Clausen's Perennials for American Gardens (Random House, 1989) received the 1990 Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association. She has also written for the American Garden guide series: Perennial Gardening with the New York Botanical Garden, Annual Gardening with the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Trees with the Chicago Botanic Garden. Her Dreamscaping was published by Hearst Books. Former horticulture editor for Country Living Gardener magazine, she has also contributed to Country Gardens, Horticulture, and Organic Gardening.Ruth was trained in horticulture at Studley College in England, and received her M.S. in botany from Kent State University. Since 1976, she has freelanced as a teacher, lecturer, and author in the U.S. and Canada.Ruth serves on the advisory committee for the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden where she is also a member of the corporation. She is a member of the advisory council for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and she often serves as a judge at flower shows.She gardens in Westchester County, New York, where deer abound.

Alan L. Detrick is a professional photographer whose images of nature and gardens appear in media worldwide. He has lectured and conducted photography workshops at Maine Media Workshops, The New York Botanical Garden, Chanticleer Garden, Brookside Gardens, and Longwood Gardens, as well as for the the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Club of America, andthe Garden Writers Association, where he was electedinto the Hall of Fame in 2010.He is the author of "Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers".

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