Answer: Those of us who love dogs and gardens have our work cut out for us! Your best bet is to plant in raised beds and then train the dog that beds are off limits. Plant shade-tolerant shrubs, such as rhododendrons, azaleas, clethra and camellias) in the dappled shade - they're tall and sturdy enough to aviod being trampled. However, if yours is a male dog, no plant will long tolerate repeated "marking", so discourage such behavior with repellents (Gardener's Supply Co. has several options available - see their site: http://www.gardeners.com).<br><br>Plant raised beds in shade with bleeding heart (and other dicentras), ferns, hosta, meadow rue, tuberous begonias, caladium, and ground covers such as Vinca minor and pachysandra. This latter should be pretty trample-resistant once established. You'll find all of these (except some of the shrubs) in the Burpee catalog. <br><br>I'm not sure which (if any) of these plants pose a threat to a grazing dog, but your vet should be able to advise you on that topic - they may even have a list at the office of suggested plants! Hope this helps!
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