While everyone would like a yard and house like Martha Stewart, her staff needs to learn about invasive plants. In the July 31 article on deer resistant shrubs, the author, Ann Hinga Klein lists the following invasive shrubs as recommendations resisting deer.
1. Barberry – This is one of the worst plants out there. It is highly invasive. Provides no useful service to wildlife, destroys forest understory and yes, deer don’t like it. It is on a list of proposed banned plants for its absolutely destructive tendencies.
2. Butterfly Bush – Also highly invasive. While it does help insects from time to time, it is a plant that should never be used unless in its non-invasive form.
3. Spirea – Can be invasive and should be limited.
4. Stephanandra – Can be locally invasive.
Why a magazine that stresses such things as natural beauty would write and encourage the use of invasive plants is a mystery.
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11 Deer-Resistant Shrubs That Will Also Add Structure and Color to Your Yard