Videos for native Perennials gardening

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Deer Tolerant Plants for Shade

Shady areas that have dry or soils that do not hold great amounts of water are excellent opportunities to grow native plants. There are many beautiful native perennials that will thrive in these conditions. They will help hold soil and soil moisture in place. Use this palette of plants to create a beautiful and interesting garden. The colors, shapes and textures of the plants are themselves an attractive addition to your garden. In addition, you will create an opportunity to enjoy watching the butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife that your native habitat attracts.

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Pollinators include bees, beetles, flies, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and even bats provide a valuable service. They pollinate the plants that we use for food, as well as the plants we use to beautify our yards. We can help them by providing native plants. Many insects need specific host plants to lay their eggs on, for food for their larvae. Use this palette of plants to create a beautiful and interesting garden. The colors, shapes and textures of the plants are themselves an attractive addition to your garden. In addition, you will create an opportunity to enjoy watching the butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife that your native habitat attracts.   

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Deer have wonderful appetites and when hungry will eat whatever is available. However, deer display preferences for some species over others. Please remember some plants will be eaten, even if they are on the list of rarely eaten plants. That means with a lot of deer around and not enough food they will be bold enough to come into the garden and eat these plants first. Deer plant preferences will depend on where you live and how many deer there are. This list was put together from both field experience and research. Deer plant preferences will depend on where you live and the density of deer. If you have had different experiences with deer eating something on the rarely-eaten list, please let us know so we can update our list. 

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