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Beyond the blood grass: Spirea 'Magic Carpet' (front) Stipa grass (middle) Spirea 'Neon Flash' (back).  May 6, 2012.

Defining Your Home, Garden and Travel: deer resistant

deer resistant - Salvia Hummingbird Mix Provides - masses of small trumpet shaped blooms that hummingbirds love! A random blend of varietal colors including Coral Nymph, Lady in Red, Snow Nymph and Forest Fire. Grows to 12-15". Hardy in the South. Annuals.

Graceful Gardens - Deer Repellent Plants

Common Names: Autumn Joy sedum. Botanical Name: Sedum 'Autumn Joy' or Sedum 'Herbstfreude.' Hardiness: Zones 3 to 8. Bloom Time: Late summer until first frost. Size: 2 feet high. Flowers: Star-shaped blooms form clusters that start out pale green then become burgundy. Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade. Growing Advice: Plant 15 inches apart from spring through early fall. Divide in spring.

blue salvia, white peachleaf bellflower, pink peony, red painted daisy

Calgary Garden Coach: Captivating combinations

perennials such as purple liatris spicata and echinacea 'White Swan',

Calgary Garden Coach: Captivating combinations

grew 2 lemon thyme plants in a pot last summer, deer never touched them, Zone 4-9

Agastache rupestris - hardy in zone 4 if heavily mulched. great for hummingbirds!

Veronica austriaca ("Crater Lake Blue" speedwell) - very hardy in zone 4. brilliant blue flowers.

The Sunny Corner Bed 1. Echinacea purpurea ‘Pink Double Delight’ – Zone 3 2. Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’- Zone 3 3. Geranium ‘Rozanne’ – Zone 4 4. Heucherella ‘Alabama Sunrise’ - Zone 4 5. Polemonium yezoense Bressingham Purple – Zone 3 6. Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ – Zone 2 7. Salvia ‘Marcus’ – Zone 3

Old Ironsides Astilbe part shade, zone 4-8

Old Ironsides Astilbe Collection - White Flower Farm

Veronica Goodness Grows (Speedwell) - zone 3-8 Blooms late summer to late fall.

Country Garden - Meadow Sage aka salvia 12" high 24" wide, zone 3

Oriental poppy raspberry queen Zone 3-7 so pretty

Zone 3. 10 Perennials Easily Grown from Seed.