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 Post subject: Astilbe - Deer Resistant?
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:27 pm 
Anyone here have first-hand experience as to how "deer-resistant" Astilbe is?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:18 pm 
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Breezy wrote:
Anyone here have first-hand experience as to how "deer-resistant" Astilbe is?


Very - at least in my experience
I have deer that ring my doorbell and complain there isn't enought to eat in the garden. I point to the Astilbe and they give me a dirty look.

There is a huge deer population in the area and I have yet to see an Astilbe eaten by deer.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:50 am 
Thanks.

You know, in the 10 years we've lived here in Culpeper, even with an extremely large deer population, I never had a problem with them until about 2 years ago when everything started getting developed (McMansions, townhouses, shopping centers, etc.). Where they once had thousands of acres, they're now down to practically nothing, & the past 2 years have seen them eating my yew bushes, azaleas, impatiens, daffodils, tulips, crocus - heck, things they never bothered touching before. In fact, I didn't even have to have a fence around my vegetable garden!! No more.

However, just as you said, my Astilbe has remained untouched, so guess I'm going to have a lot of that around starting next season - lol!!


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