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old lyme ct
Apr 17, 2018 8:23 PM CST
My name is Steve and i live in Old Lyme. I'm a neophyte however love the look of flowers and color in my yard. Just don't know how to plant a perennial garden and protect the plants from the deer and other creatures. I was reaching out for some design help and proper plant choices.
Apr 18, 2018 4:23 AM CST
Hello and welcome.
I am sending you a TreeMail. Please, look in the upper right for the red envelope.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Apr 18, 2018 7:20 AM CST
|Really need some clear idea of what you like, amount of shade in yard...
Generally scented plants and toxic plants are a good place to start where deer are concerned.
While you can't garden without a fence when growing vegetables, flowers are a whole nother bucket of fish.
Scented plants might include monarda, mint and lantana.
Toxic plants might include castor beans, datura, poppies, and foxglove.
Some of these aren't likely to be hardy in ct, so youll have to select appropriate hardiness for your area.
There are lists of plants considered resistant to deer, but at my house, deer search them out.
It's always going to be a matter of removing the plants they like and trying something else...
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