Dec 19, 2018 · Daffodils, foxgloves, and poppies are common flowers that have a toxicity that deer avoid. Deer also turn their noses up at fragrant plants with strong scents . Herbs such as sages , ornamental salvias, and lavender, as well as flowers like peonies and bearded irises, are just “stinky” to deer. The rabbits will eat every part of sunflowers, including the seeds and flowers. Make a natural pesticide with 2 tablespoons each of cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Add 2 to 3 drops of liquid detergent, which helps the mixture stick to sunflower foliage, and mix it all together with 2 1/2 cups of warm water.
May 02, 2014 · Sunflowers are included to provide “ladder structure” for the cowpeas and lablab to climb upon for increased production, as seen in the photo below. However, realize that if the deer density is high, sunflowers may be overgrazed. Don't get discouraged, use plants that the deer don't like. Over the past 50 years Youngs Garden has been recommending deer-resistant plants to gardeners in the Roseburg area. This is a list of gardener's favorites for a yard where deer are a problem. Deer eating sunflowers and other plants have become a huge problem. Even for people in cities. Thoughts on what to do about it and pictures of the damage.