Another plant topic: Deer resistant plants for in and around the pond


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I would love to hear any and all recommendations. The deer here have turned my new pond into their personal salad bar and they are eating things as fast as I plant them!
 
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I just saw on a list that they don't like pickerel or water willow. They like mine. :cautious:
 
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8 Foot plastic mesh fence,
@Jhn built his with 4x4 posts i believe around the pond and closed it . The pond and pulls it back when he wants to enjoy the pond, it was pretty slick . Same idea as take away the flight path. Im pretty sure he used golf net
 
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I will echo the "good luck" sentiment. Last year when this one discovered us (and dropped a baby right near the house) she was relentless in her munching. We finally resorted to an electric fence around the 'yard' area (she still has access to the rest of the natural wooded property, just not the manicured gardens & pond)
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I will echo the "good luck" sentiment. Last year when this one discovered us (and dropped a baby right near the house) she was relentless in her munching. We finally resorted to an electric fence around the 'yard' area (she still has access to the rest of the natural wooded property, just not the manicured gardens & pond)
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My yard is not well groomed, no easy way to anti deer it. So we live in harmony. Sort of. Bog and pond lily snacker.
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I found papyrus to be deer resistent. Other plants I've had that deer didn't devour are horsetail rush, milkweed, ferns, and even iris. While nearly all my hostas were et down to the roots, the largest leafed ones were left alone (not tender enough?).
This site had some suggestions from Texas which might help.
 

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