40 Plants That Naturally Deter Deer

Although most inner city gardeners don't have to worry about rogue deer hopping up on the balcony and snacking on their summer fare, deer can be a real problem in slightly more suburban and rural areas. Did you know you can help keep them away by what you plant in your garden?Although the plants listed below will do a good job keeping your areas deer-free, desperate or just adventurous deer won't have a problem pushing past your plant barrier if they're hungry enough. But here are a few plants to get your garden started on deer patrol:

• Basil
• Chives
• Fennel
• Mint
• Lavender
• Lamb's Ear
• Morning Glory
• Bleeding Heart
• Thyme
• Sage
• Rosemary
• Rhubarb
• Chrysanthemum
• Freesia
• Ferns

Check out the rest of the list over at DIY Life as many are quite common and easy to grow in any zone!

(Image: Flickr member cgbb licensed for use by Creative Commons. Originally published 2010-06-23)

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