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Managing Deer Damage in Maryland (EB-354)

The white-tailed deer is of great economic and aesthetic importance to Maryland citizens. But an overpopulation of deer can result in negative consequences, such as damaged crops, landscapes, and forests, and safety concerns due to deer vehicle collisions and Lyme disease. State, local and private...

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage (FS-655)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer continues to increase. The increase is attributed to rising deer populations, human populations shifting to rural and suburban homesites, loss of deer habitat, and landowner decisisons to prevent deer hunting. This fact sheet provides landowners with...

Using Commercial Deer Repellents to Manage Deer Browsing in the Landscape (FS-810)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer has increased dramatically over recent years. Deer damage to home landscapes and gardens is the number one complaint in suburban areas. An integrated approach to deer damage management can often be the most optimal way to deal with the problem. Using...

Euphorbia ‘Mrs. Robb’s Bonnet’

Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘ Robbiae’ For gardeners on the lookout for plants with multi-season interest, this perennial euphorbia merits examination. In spring and summer, rosettes of leaves are a shiny deep green, a good backdrop for sprays of chartreuse flowers in late spring/early summer. In fall,...

Fothergilla

Fothergilla major Nothing but pleasure rewards you for planting this native shrub. Fothergilla has virtually no diseases or pests. White spring flowers are short perky bottle-brushes, actually not comprised of petals but myriad stamens with a honeyed fragrance. Fall foliage in a dazzling palette of...

Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora There is no denying that a blanket of ferns in a woodland garden is a beautiful sight. Autumn fern provides an extra ornamental value. Early in spring, new copper-red fronds, which are very autumnal in color, emerge from the center of the plant. Mature fronds are a deep,...

Blanket flower, Gaillardia

Gaillardia x grandiflora Add sizzle to your summer garden in shades of orange, burgundy red, and yellow with this perennial flower. Its daisy-like flowers bloom from spring to early fall. Blanket flower is an easy-to-care for plant, handling drought and heat with ease. It can even grow in almost...

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium This native is not a true grass but a member of the iris family, a small blue-eyed beauty that should not be missed. Growing about 12 inches tall, this clump-forming perennial features narrow grass-like leaves and violet-blue flowers with a yellow center that appear on...

Lenten rose, Helleborus

Helleborus orientalis Helleborus flowers last for an incredibly long time--late winter to May--with petals in smoky purple, speckled mauve, white, and pastel green. Even in summer, the tough blooms persist, faded but indestructible. Happily, deer usually snub the foliage and flowers. The leathery...
With the pressure on to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal, simple food safety measures often get left on the backburner. However, serving up a side dish of prevention could go a long way toward...

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