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Deer Resistant Shade Plants


deer resistant shade plants
    deer resistant
  • Plants that are less attractive as feed to deer. Plants are usually only deer-resistant, not deer-proof.
    shade plants
  • (Shade Plant) A plant that thrives in conditions of low light levels. For example, ferns
deer resistant shade plants - Rhododendron "Ramapo"
Rhododendron "Ramapo" Five Gallon Plant
Rhododendron "Ramapo" Five Gallon Plant
The Rhododendron "Ramapo" offers a nice, delicate pale lavender flower to the spring garden. This dwarf growing 'rhodie' is perfect for small gardens in cool, damp climates. Use the Ramapo for massing under tree canopies, in courtyards and side yards, or anywhere you desire a tiny spot of color. This rhododendron is hardy to USDA zone 4, so a plant that won't take a lot of worry in the winter. It grows to about 3 feet high or easily clip to shape. Plant this blooming evergreen shrub in p.m. shade, and in soil that is loose, rich, and well draining. Keep soil moist not soggy or dry. Shipped as a potted one gallon plant in its original soil and container to ensure a healthier start when planted in yard or garden.

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hens.and.chicks
hens.and.chicks
This pot sits on a short staircase with other pots in the back yard. I transplanted some to the front yard last Fall. I look forward to seeing how they did once the snow melts and spring finally arrives! Taken with Samsung M520 and altered in Adobe ImageReady (cropped & altered hue, saturation, brightness and contrast) Plant taxonomy classifies hens and chicks plants as Sempervivum tectorum. "Hens and chicks" is the plural form. Sempervivum tectorum is also referred to variously as "hen-and-chicks," "hen and chickens," "hens-and-chickens," etc. They are succulent evergreen perennials. Hens and chicks plants are mat-forming succulents that produce clusters of rosettes. The parent rosettes are the "hens," and the smaller rosettes that spring from them are the "chicks" or "chickens." This low-growing (4") perennial will quickly spread to 2' or more in width. Although grown for its foliage, hens and chicks do flower on a tall (1') flower stalk. The foliage of hens and chicks plants can be red, green or some mixture thereof. Hens and chicks can be grown in planting zones 3-11. Grow hens and chicks plants in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil. In the South (US), hens and chicks can profit from partial shade; but the requirement for well-drained soil is a must in any zone! The "hens" will die after flowering, but by that time they will have produced numerous "chicks" or "chickens" to take their place. To propagate, simply split off the chickens from the parent plant and transplant them. Providing contact with the soil should be sufficient for transplanting, since hens and chicks root readily. As drought-tolerant succulents, hens and chicks plants are rock-garden perennials par excellence. Hens and chicks complement other rock-garden components. And they are deer-resistant. Hens and chicks, which are indigenous to Europe, were traditionally planted in thatched roofs. European folklore held that they were supposed to provide protection against lightning-induced fires, due to the plants' association with two gods of lightning: Thor and Zeus (Jupiter). In this case, folklore is justified, in the sense that succulents such as hens and chicks are fire-resistant and would perhaps slow down the spread of fire through thatch. Source: landscaping.about.com
"To a gardener there is nothing more exasperating than a hose that is not long enough ~"
"To a gardener there is nothing more exasperating than a hose that is not long enough ~"
~Cecil Roberts My 4 o'clock flower this morning ~ FOUR O’CLOCK FAMILY TREE Mirabilis is an interesting family containing 350 species in 34 classifications. The wild four-o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea) is a native of the Dakota prairies and has spread as a weed eastward to the Atlantic States. It was originally discovered by the French botanist Andre Michaux around 1792. The common garden variety four-o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) is also known as Marvels of Peru. Four o’clock received it’s name because of its habit of opening in the late afternoon. It is not actually the time of day that causes the flowers to open, but the drop in temperature. The flowers close the next morning, except on dull, cloudy days. FOUR O’CLOCK MINUTIAE Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the fragrant plant. The seeds (small, black, wrinkled surface similar to a pepper grain) are extremely poisonous. Four o’clocks are deer resistant (whatever that might imply)! "Mirabilis" means "Wonderful" in Latin FOUR O’CLOCK IN THE GARDEN An old fashioned favorite, four o-clocks are a fast growing bush plant. They grow to about 36" with oval lance shaped leaves and trumpet shaped, fragrant flowers. Flowers may be shades of red, pink, yellow, white or striped. Mirabilis is a wonderful addition to an evening garden. Once even one flower opens, a rich fragrance is released into the surrounding air. The plant thrives in all zones, blooming in early through late summer. Four o’clocks thrive in ordinary soil in full sun or partial shade, sending up numerous volunteer seedlings every year (even in cold parts of the country.) Seeds may be sewn directly into the garden in the Spring in warm areas. In other areas, start the seeds indoors about eight weeks before the final frost date in Spring for transplanting. Seedlings may be set in the garden at about the same time you would plant tomatoes. Allow about 12 inches between plants. Roots are tuberous and can be stored for planting in the Spring. Plants can also be divided in early Spring.

deer resistant shade plants
deer resistant shade plants
Winter Gem Japanese Boxwood Plant Five Gallon
Winter Gem Japanese Boxwood is a classic, one of those easy care plants you can forget about and enjoy. This buxus variety is a moderate growing shrub to about 4 to 6 feet tall or clip to any desired size and shape. Plant in sun or light to moderate shade. Use the winter gem boxwood as a hedge or border, or enjoy as a single specimen plant in container on porch or patio. Clean. This evergreen is deer resistant and hardy to USDA zone 5 and all higher zones. Shipped potted in soil to ensure the best possible start when planted in yard or garden.

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