THE BANG-BANG SOUND FROM THE WOODS this time of year—it’s hunting season!—always reminds me of who isn’t welcome in my garden, thanks to a tall fence. Keeping deer out, or choosing plants that are somewhat less palatable for the areas where you cannot bar them, was the topic of this week’s podcast. (A couple of deer-related links that I mention on the show, including a reference from Rutgers University, a slice of which is shown above, are on the jump page.)
- Stream the latest podcast with WHDD Radio in Sharon, Connecticut, the nation’s smallest NPR affiliate, or subscribe free on iTunes.
- My approach to deer fencing (including various styles and materials).
- Deer-resistant plants: Rutgers University has a great tool that rates plants by their level of resistance to deer, but of course deer’s preferences vary by location. Search for ones that are closer to you—like the Ohio Landscape Association list, or this pdf from part of the North Carolina extension service, or Oregon Fish and Wildlife’s, and so on. Lists from your area extension service are probably the place to start.