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North Kingstown, RI Please list deer-resistant plants. The deer seem to think that my backyard is a buffet of deer food. Thank you. Mary
Submitted by mwphillips38



Thanks for writing. There aren't any plants you count on to be deer proof, but as a general rule, the critters avoid plants that have strongly scented foliage (basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, bee balm, yarrow, etc.), fuzzy or hairy foliage (lamb's ears, wooly thyme, etc.), or are quite poisonous (castor beans, hellebores, monkshood). Get more info here!

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