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suggestions on deer resistant nurse plants

 
chris cromeens
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Location: north texas 7b now 8a
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Planning on a clay seed ball, guerilla herb garden. Need suggestions on deer resistant plants gotta be hardy. wormwood is in there but I need others even if they can only be used for nurse plants
 
Steve Flanagan
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Location: North Fork, CA. USDA Zone 9a, Heat Zone 8, 37 degrees North, Sunset 7/9, elevation 2600 feet
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I'm interested in hearing some suggestions too.
 
Judith Browning
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I don't know about 'nurse plants' but a lot of herbs seem to be deer resistant in my experience...greek oregano, garden thyme, lavender, rosemary, cilantro, lemon balm, mints, anise hyssop, feverfew, catnip, tansey, and more have survived the white tailed deer in our area and have low water needs. Most of these are from plant exchange divisions...the oregano, lavender, cilantro, feverfew and anise hyssop are from seed. I like your idea.
 
Jordan Lowery
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Nurse plants for what? What type, Small, medium, large, thorny, groundcover?
 
Judith Browning
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Jordan Lowery wrote:Nurse plants for what? What type, Small, medium, large, thorny, groundcover?

I thought what was meant was nurse plants for the herbs but deer resistant varieties of both...after reading the title and post together. Maybe it's already happened since the post was from May....I wonder if it worked?
 
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