By Karen Chapman
Deer are the most common problem a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals think home-grown flowers and vegetables are delicious, and they can quickly devour hundreds of dollars’ worth of plants. Common solutions often include the use of harsh chemicals or unattractive fencing. In her new book Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers a new option—intentional garden design choices that help keep deer at bay. Chapman showcases real home gardens across North America that successfully coexist with wildlife. Each homeowner also shares their top deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardener’s shopping list and guaranteed to put the fun back into nursery visits. A chapter on deer-resistant container gardens provides suggestions for making colorful, captivating, and imaginative containers. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring designs ideas, Deer-Resistant Design is for every home gardener looking for beautiful, natural ways to keep deer out of their gardens.