Deer Proofing

White tail deer are common in the Haliburton County; we are living in their preferred habitat of mixed forest with open meadows.  We all love to see these exquisite creatures until they start nibbling on our most precious plants.  Although somewhat discriminating in their tastes, deer will eat plants that are often not touched by other animals.   

Many gardeners have their own deer-proofing ideas ~ from the bar of soap hanging from a tree to the group of aluminum foil plates waving in the breeze.  While some of these may work from time to time there are other strategies that may have a longer lasting effect.

These strategies include avoiding the deer favourite plants and choosing plants that deer generally don't like.