Gardening with Deer – a seminar & book giveaway!

I spend a lot of time thinking about animals and gardening – together!  Not just chickens, ducks, dogs ..but deer too!  Many of my design clients have issues with deer in their area and it is my job to help them design, build and maintain their landscapes in spite of that.

So! I am excited to tell everyone that I will be teaching a seminar at Molbaks in Woodinville WA on Sept 24th and giving away my secrets about gardening with deer -come join me!

AND-I will be giving away a copy of this new Timber Press book written by Ruth Clausen the day of the seminar on Sept 24th – just comment here and random winner will win!

Comments will close at 6pm on Sept 23rd and a random name will be picked~~good luck!


and the winner is: BETH ANN DAYE!!

Many thanks to everyone who entered!



  1. Oh, you have chickens and bees! Us too, and so much fun! Could have used a seminar like this a few years ago…blasted deer. We love seeing them here, but they’re so destructive. Only plants outside our inpenetrable deer fence we even try planting now are lavender, rosemary, thyme, and rhododendrons. They seem to eat EVERYTHING else (well, except for the oaks and redwoods)! I’ll have to check out the book to see what else we’ve missed, but it seems deer tastes change from one place to another.

  2. Wow, just what I need! Your book looks very interesting, I will have to check it out! Glad I found your blog! Happy Gardening! Mindy

  3. Kimberly Haskins says:

    Glad they are beautiful plants!

  4. Don’t enter me, I already have a copy – but I love this book! The combination of photos and design ideas make it very helpful for homeowners and beginning gardeners in particular – the author’s a very clear, reassuring person and has a lot of great design tips.

  5. Debbie McMurry says:

    Would love this book as I have many deer problems!

  6. This is such a great topic! And thanks for giving away such an appropriate book!

  7. Mary Rogers says:

    The deer love our new neighborhood!

  8. Chris Brooks says:

    This look like a beautiful and informative book! Gorgeous Pictures! I hope I win!

  9. I would love to read this book. I live in wooded habitat with many deer sharing our property and I have not found many plants/flowers that they will not eat. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Wanda Eberly says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. There are a lot of deer in our area that destroy plants and gardens.

  11. Tece Markel says:

    It is fawn season and the mamas are introducing their little ones to the best “restaurant” in the neighborhood! Sure could use your book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  12. jackie hiebert says:

    The deer problem here is acute. They are eating almost everything and show absolutely no fear of humans.

  13. Janis Mack says:

    Looks like it would be a very helpful book. Now if we could just get the deer to read it!

  14. Excited for some new ideas and thoughts on what to grow in a deer-infested area!

  15. Sheila Nokes says:

    We have a wonderful house in Shelton and have lots of deer wandering through the yard. I have planted several deer resistant perinnals but they seem to really love the hydrangas and lillies that were already there. I am hoping for some great ideas on ways to live and grow with the deer.

  16. We have a place in Colorado. Deer, Elk, turkeys and bear are our neighbors so this book sounds like the ticket to an animal proof garden.

  17. The deer consider my yard as the neighborhood deli. They eat almost everything, but seem to love the blueberries, raspberries and roses the most. Five acres is too big to fence, so I am looking forward to other suggestions at the seminar. Winning the book drawing would be a bonus.

  18. Mary Sutton says:

    I can’t wait for this seminar. I wish I knew about you 3 years ago before I spent money planting their favorite food. Bambi is so over-rated! But I would love to find out how to live with them and have a nice garden.

  19. I would love to win a copy of the book!

  20. Don’t know this book but Jessi told me about it yesterday! It would be super helpful for designing a San Juan Island garden that I am working on now. Thanks for the tip!

  21. Brigid Boman says:

    Last Fall I planted 200 tulip bulbs. In early Spring, the local deer completely cleaned me out – bulbs and all. Ah well, they were here first.

  22. Rebecca Harris says:

    I am actually from Eastern WA and visiting my daughter in Woodinville this week. I hope I can attend your workshop. I had the most beautiful roses this year because of all the rain we had in Eastern WA and the deer got my first crop. I put some stupid looking plastic bags out to keep them away from my next crop and they did not work. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

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