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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Deer Resistant Perennials
May 31, 2012

Nothing is quite as frustrating for a gardener than committing time and energy to a beautiful landscape and waking up one morning to discover your flowers eaten down to the ground by a marauding herd of deer.

Foundational to a strategy for keeping deer from wreaking havoc in your garden is choosing deer resistant plants. While nothing is deer proof there are some plants much less palatable and rarely foraged by hungry deer.

Deer resistant plants tend to share certain characteristics. Fuzzy or wooly foliage, pungent scented leaves, foul taste, spines, thorns, and prickles are useful in keeping deer at bay.

Many perennials fall into one of those categories. Perennials such as yarrow, baptisia, nepeta, coreopsis, lavender, and salvia are just part of a long list of sun loving plants which deer tend to avoid. Shade tolerant perennials include astilbe, bleeding heart, ferns, geranium, hellebore, lamium, and many others.

Right now, many of those plants can be seen blooming here at Waterloo Gardens. Stop by today and take home some beautiful deer deterrents with you!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.