deer resistant annuals
what would you suggest for deer resistant flowering annuals? I live in Bend and even though I live in the city, deer come through and munch on my flowering pots! I'm sure you've heard that one before!! Barbara Doherty
Deschutes County Oregon deer resistant plants
Thanks for your question, Barbara. I wish there were a long, reliable list, but annual plants (most parts) are tender, tasty (we assume) and not toxic. And gardeners leave them out like a horticultural smorgasbord for deer, rabbits and a variety of other hungry animals. What’s not to like? So, this list from Deschutes County Extension has perennials with the suggestion you lock up the annuals: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/deer-resistant-plants-central-oregon Good luck!