What plants can I choose that might not appeal to the deer that are destroying my garden?
Deer seem to find holly, maple, oak, pine, redwood, and walnut trees unappetizing. For shrubs, try fuchsia, bottlebrush, clematis, daphne, Natal plum, star jasmine, wild lilac, and yucca. As for ground covers, deer stay away from Aaron’s beard, English ivy, Saint-John’s-wort, and spearmint. They don’t seem to like black-eyed Susan, bleeding heart, daffodils, daylilies, Oriental poppy, and snowflakes. This is not a complete list. You may notice a deer trying one of these, but it will take just one sample and not return for more.