deer and planting questions

i just purchased a house where deer have been known to roam.................. i am planning to do some planting, and wonder if someone has a site recommendation of plants NOT to use because of deer.
so far i KNOW i want a grove of lilacs, and lilly of the valley .
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It's really hard to advise you since we don't know where you live. I would suggest that you check with your state's cooperative extension agency (each county has an office). You can also do a google search on deer resistant plants. Please be aware that there are few plants that deer won't eat under harsh circumstances. As winter concludes and the deer are very hungry, they will eat nearly anything. I find that they come increasingly closer to my house in late winter, presumably taking more risks as food supplies dwindle and their fat reserves are used.
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I have had lily of the valley and lilacs in deer country for many years. The deer seem to nibble on newly planted lilacs but don't seem to bother them much.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahooORhotmail.com says...

I have the same problem and did a google search for "deer resistant plants" which came up with some good hits. Also, my local nursery had info sheets on the subject. Here is the list i compiled from various sources:
-kim
Annuals                Perennials
Ageratum                 Alyssum        Heather Alyssum                 Artemesia        Heuchera Begonia                 Astilbe            Purple Coneflower Dusty Miller                 Aster            Hellebore (Christmas/Lenten rose) Forget-me-not             Baby's Breath        Lily-of-the-Valley      Foxglove                 Balloon Flower    Lupine Gaillardia                 Bellflower        Monarda Marigold                 Bergenia        Poppy Morning Glory             Buttercup        Primrose Nasturtium                 Candytuft        Salvia Ornamental pepper             Chrysanthemum    Shasta Daisy Salvia                 Coreopsis        Snow-in-Summer Scented Geranium             Columbine        Sundrops Snapdragon                 Daffodils        Statice Stock                     Dianthus        Viola Vinca                     Fern            Yarrow Zinnia                 Lamb's Ear         Yucca Herbs            Vines and Ground Covers        Trees
Basil            Ajuga (I)                Beech Catmint        Boston Ivy (I)            Birch Lavender        Pachysandra                Crape Myrtle Mint            Periwinkle                Ginkgo Oregano        Sweet Woodruff            Hawthorne Parsley        Virginia creeper (I)            Maple Rosemary        Wisteria (I)                Palms             I = invasive                Spruce
Shrubs Barberry        Hawthorne        Oleander Boxwood    `    Holly            Pieris Japonica Cotoneaster        Kerria            Quince Deutzia        Mahonia        Spirea Forsythia        Mock Orange Gardenia        Nandina
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