Deer Resistant Gardening Made Easy: a Book Review

by Genevieve on July 12, 2011

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Ruth Rogers Clausen, author of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, has some straightforward advice for dealing with deer, and selecting beautiful plants that will go well together in deer country.

I share some of her advice for dealing with deer over at the Christian Science Monitor, and give an in-depth review of her new book there as well.

If you want to read more about deer, check out these recent articles:

Rebecca Sweet has a review up with her take on Clausen’s new book.

Debbie Roberts discusses gardening with deer in an environmentally-friendly way.

And my two recent posts:

Deer on a Diet: Tips for Dealing With Deer

Plantings for Deer You Can’t F*** Up

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Debbie/GardenofPossibilities July 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Gen, Thanks for the shout out. I think I may have to buy this book and leave it out in the garden for the deer to read…they don’t seem to be following along with the ‘lists’ this season for some reason. I’ve been noticing damage on a few shrubs this week that I’ve had for years and have never been browsed. Gardening with deer certainly means you can never really let your guard down.

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Genevieve July 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Debbie, that’s an awesome idea – perhaps if the deer read it they’d be a tad less difficult.
I had a client today suggest that I leave a statue of myself in the garden to frighten the deer away. I am sure he meant that in the nicest possible way.
We must get creative when faced with such beasties! :)

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gina July 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I just checked that book out from the library last week! It is a great find! I have dealt with rabbits more than deer, but they’re similar. :)

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Genevieve August 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Gina, I keep wishing I had adorable bunnies in my yard, but I am sure as soon as they started eating my plants I’d be a lot less taken by them. :)

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