Who didn’t get misty-eyed when Bambi lost his mother in the Walt Disney classic? But when Mother or Bambi starts munching on the prized roses, azaleas or vegetables, the well of sympathy runs dry. Many a docile gardener becomes a hunter, writes Janet B. Carson in HomeStyle.
Deer are no longer just a problem for folks who live in the country. Each year, ruminant-ravaged vegetable plots and decorative borders become more widespread as the urban and rural areas entwine. What is a gardener to do?
There are options. First and foremost, consider planting deer-resistant plants — those not as palatable to the deer.
See Saturday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for Carson’s suggestions for plants that deer don’t consider delicious.