Deer Resistant

Deer love to eat garden plants. To meet this challenge, I began this project with raw land and a clean slate. The plant palette was selected to accommodate the client’s preference for California natives such as Manzanitas, Toyons and grasses. The exposure was bright, full sun in a hot climate area of Sonoma County. I used darker-hued plants to tone down the brightness and compliment the colors of the residence. The hillside in the back of the property gave me a perfect canvas for some fun Cordylines, Euphorbias, Coprosmas. In addition, I created an outdoor oasis with a stone fountain and trailing plants over the retaining wall. This is a good example of how correct plant selection can solve problems (the deer mostly went elsewhere).



Key Characteristics

  • Stone fountain
  • Flagstone patio
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Deer resistant plants
  • Full, hot sun exposure
  • California native plants
  • Hillside plantings



If you are interested in Margaret designing and installing your landscape call (707) 799-9118 or click the button to send her an email.