Christmas Cheer for the Deer

by June
(Central, LA)

In November our landscape team planted several flats of red Petunias and Cyclamen and white Dusty Miller and Alyssum in a streetside flowerbed of a beloved client living in Natchez, MS. These plants had been carefully intermingled creating a lovely pattern of color. Three weeks later she discovered that deer had carefully plucked out every single red, stems, leaves, rootball and all, but had not touched even one white plant. I would have spectulated that deer were partial to the color red ... but your site informs me that both Dusty Miller and Alyssum are on the "rarely damaged annuals" list. Who'd da thunk?!

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