50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693207

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 1376

Keeping your beautiful garden safe from deer is as simple as choosing the right plants. Are deer destroying your garden? There is a solution, and it doesn’t involve fencing, barriers, or chemicals. In 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants perennial expert Ruth Rogers Clausen highlights the best, most versatile plants that deer simply don’t eat. The plant choices include annuals and perennials, shrubs, ferns, bulbs, grasses, and herbs; for each Clausen shares helpful growing and design tips. This practical, authoritative, full-color guide is a must-have solution to a must-stop problem.

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693207

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 1626

Keeping your beautiful garden safe from deer is as simple as choosing the right plants. In 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, gardening expert Ruth Rogers Clausen introduces the most versatile and drool-worthy options: white snowdrops that bloom in the spring; shade-loving, electric gold hakone grass; long-blooming Texas sage in vibrant reds, peaches, and pinks; and the feathery foliage of Arkansas blue stars that glows golden in the autumn. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs of every plant, this inspiring guide offers everything a plant-lover with a deer problem needs to know. In addition to the 50 best annuals, perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs — plus advice on how to grow them — Clausen includes dozens of deer-resistant companions and smart design tips for pulling it all together. And here's the best part: your gorgeous garden will be irresistible to everyone but those pesky deer.

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs That Deer Don't Eat

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 1604691956

Category: Gardening

Page: 223

View: 1526

Profiles fifty deer-resistant annuals, perennials, shrubs, ferns, bulbs, herbs, and grasses, offering a deer-resistance rating, tips on growth and care, and information on hardiness and size for each.

Deer-Resistant Landscaping

Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals

Author: Neil Soderstrom

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605296678

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

View: 4813

Every year, before they decide to take defensive action, vulnerable homeowners throughout North America suffer expensive damage as deer and various other pesky mammals devour their gardens and landscape plants. Deer-Resistant Landscaping by Neil Soderstrom arms homeowners with the proven strategies they need to repel and combat deer and 21 other troubling pests, from armadillos, chipmunks, and gophers to rabbits, raccoons, skunks, and squirrels. Outstanding features include: • strategies for every season and every size pest—from simple, low-cost home remedies, scare tactics, and deterrents to live trapping, barriers, and community action procedures suitable for more intense problems • interviews with and tips from regional gardening and wildlife control experts from coast to coast • encyclopedic coverage of more than 1,000 resistant plants—especially those least likely to be grazed upon or destroyed by deer, based on scientific studies and a consensus of gardening authorities throughout the continent • stunning full-color wildlife photography featuring deer and pest behaviors as well as solutions and deterrents With more than 400 of the author's own gorgeous wildlife photos as well as ones by the legendary naturalist Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, the most published wildlife photographer in North America, Deer-Resistant Landscaping provides the most wide-ranging, authoritative, and helpful information on this topic ever assembled in one volume.

Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses

Expert Plant Choices and Dramatic Combinations for Year-round Gardens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 088192931X

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 5260

Describes more than four hundred perennials and grasses, providing information on each plant's origins, preferred conditions, and planting zones.

Growing the Northeast Garden

Regional Ornamental Gardening

Author: Andrew Keys,Kerry Michaels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469680X

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 3031

Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardeners in the northeast are lucky—the regular summer rain, gorgeous summer blooms, and stunning fall color make it an ideal place to garden. But there are drawbacks, like hot and humid summers, bitterly cold winters, and mosquitos. TThe practical and beautiful Growing the Northeast Garden starts with a comprehensive overview of the weather and geography of the area, along with regionally specific advice on zones, microclimates, soil, pests, and maintenance. Profiles of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs offer hundreds of plant suggestions, along with complete information on growth and care.

Continuous Container Gardens

Swap In the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-Round

Author: Roanne Robbins,Sara Begg Townsend

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428305

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 1381

Extend the life of your container garden beyond the summer months with an innovative system created by Sara Begg Townsend and Roanne Robbins. Beginning with a central woody plant, garden ornament, or eye-catching perennial, you’ll learn how to swap in seasonal plants for a dynamic display that looks great year-round. This inventive guide presents 48 tried-and-true designs that yield endless variations. No matter the season, your container garden will be glowing with bursts of color and varied textures that are in tune with nature.

Gardening in Deer Country

Author: Vincent Drzewucki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883283452

Category:

Page: 108

View: 2069

Deer -- you love them or you hate them, but deer have an appetite for delicious plants we plant in our garden and around out home. Youve seen residue in the morning: spiked hostas, chomped impatiens, mangled hydrangea. How can an animal that cute be so hungry? Fences and sprays and dogs do not go far enough and most people stop short of venison surprise for dinner. What is a serious gardener to do? This book answers this question by presenting descriptions of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, ground covers, herbs, bulbs and vines that deer do not like to eat. Drzewucki presents over 130 detailed plant descriptions including size, texture, habit, culture and hardiness for each plant with accompanying illustrations showing full size, flower and stem. An additional 100 plants are included in a list, rated by their level of deer attractiveness from "best" to "forget it". The 23 page introduction discusses the problems, possible solutions and planting techniques that every gardener who lives with deer should know.

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

Author: Graham Rice

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693282

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 6363

In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.

Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants

How to Attract and Identify Butterflies

Author: Christopher Kline

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632209306

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 4807

Butterfly expert Christopher Kline provides an easy-to-read introduction to the topic in Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, a how-to guide covering butterfly gardening basics, garden designs, common butterflies in the garden, native nectar, guide to host plants, and sources for native plants. Included are over 150 color photographs as well as several detailed illustrations on garden layout. With this guide, it is easy to choose plants to attract specific species of butterflies, and Kline provides a photo guide for identifying butterflies as well. On every page there is a basic timeline to indicate the best season for both plants and butterfly sightings. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is more than just a collection of pretty pictures. This book takes readers into the world of gardening from a butterfly’s perspective. As available habitats continually decrease for butterflies, the use of native plants in the home landscape becomes more critical. This book will walk you through the process of using native plants to attract butterflies to your home landscape. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is a must-have for those who love butterflies and want to attract them to their property.

Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden

Author: Rhonda Massingham Hart

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421882

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 1033

From nibbling on fruit bushes to destroying flower beds, unwanted deer pose a frustrating and challenging obstacle to even the most patient gardeners. Rhonda Massingham Hart provides insights into deer behavior and offers a variety of proven techniques to keep your deer problem under control. Learn how to choose the best fence types, landscape with plants deer detest, make effective homemade repellents, and much more. You’ll have all the information you need to maintain a pristine, deer-free landscape.

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Author: William Cullina,Ph. E. D Freeman,Barbara Hill Freeman

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 0892729449

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 1234

Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Maine Botanical Gardens, and honoring the sixteen years of planning and construction that went into them, this book is an inspiring tribute to thisparadise on the Maine coast. Bursting with vivid color photographs, information about the Gardens, and a pinch of practical advice for gardeners, it makes a wonderful keepsake or a great gift to inspire others to visit the Gardens.

Pruners Bible

Author: Steve Bradley

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

ISBN: 9780276444142

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 7641

Steve Bradley tells you everything you need to know about pruning, including why you need to prune, when to do it and what tools are required. Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions demonstrate the correct pruning technique for each plant.

Essential Perennials

The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen,Thomas Christopher

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693169

Category: Gardening

Page: 452

View: 6908

An A-Z guide offers home gardeners all the information they need to successfully select, plant and grow more than 2,700 perennials to enhance their landscape with texture, shape, bursts of color and form.

Shade

Ideas and Inspiration for Shady Gardens

Author: Keith Wiley

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928952

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

View: 5465

Describes how to transform a shady landscape into a beautiful and unique garden, including how to select the right plants and the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds

A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants

Author: Rachael Lanicci

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

ISBN: 158011637X

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 2722

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds provides information that readers can use to turn their yards and gardens into a mecca for birds. The book details the habits and tendencies of many popular North American birds and shows the plants and trees that attract specific species. Readers will find a combination of photography and beautifully rendered color illustrations depicting each type of bird.

Container Gardening Complete

Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces

Author: Jessica Walliser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866820

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 336

The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly! Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to be successful. The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening. This is the best, most complete book on the market for container gardening.

What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?)

A Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies

Author: David Deardorff,Kathryn Wadsworth

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691301

Category: Gardening

Page: 452

View: 8108

Dealing with a sick plant is one of the most frustrating situations a gardener can face. More often than not, we have no idea what is causing the problem, or how to fix it. Fortunately, help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) provides an easy system for visually diagnosing any problem, and matching it to the right cure. This innovative and easy-to-use guide is split into three parts. Part One presents easy-to-follow, illustrated flow charts — organized by where on the plant the symptoms appear — that allow readers to accurately diagnose the problem. The format is so simple it doesn't even require knowing the name of the plant; all you need to know is whether the problem is affecting its roots, stem, flowers, or leaves. It does not matter whether the plant is a houseplant, perennial, vegetable, tree, or shrub. Part Two offers a 100% organic way to fix the problem. From improper growing conditions and environmental factors, to molds, pests, and diseases, every problem has a safe, natural solution. Part Three shows photographs and drawings of stressed, damaged, and diseased plants that help with accurate comparison. Whether your garden consists of herbs on a kitchen windowsill, a vegetable garden, an elaborate backyard border, or a container on a patio, What's Wrong With My Plant? is an indispensable resource. If you can see it, you can fix it. Curing a sick plant just doesn't get any easier.

Pretty Tough Plants

135 Resilient, Water-Smart Choices for a Beautiful Garden

Author: Plant Select

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698039

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 6092

Tough-but-beautiful plant picks There’s a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Select—the leading purveyor of plants designed to thrive in difficult climates—meets this need by promoting plants that allow gardeners everywhere to have stunning, environmentally-friendly gardens that use fewer resources. Pretty Tough Plants highlights 135 of Plant Select’s top plant picks. Each profile features a color photograph and specific details about the plant’s size, best features, and bloom season, along with cultural needs, landscape features, and design ideas. The plant list includes perennials and annuals, groundcovers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. A chart at the end of the book makes it easy to choose the right plants for specific conditions and needs.

Reader's Digest New Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author: N.A

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762102761

Category: Gardening

Page: 544

View: 583

Provides information on gardening techniques, growing perennials, annuals, bulbs, fruits, vegetables, and herbs and offers advice on how to combat insects and diseases by using organic solutions.