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Note that hungry deer will eat almost anything!

Annuals

  • Artichoke
  • Basil
  • Calendula (Pot Marigold)
  • Calla (Calla Lily)
  • Cleome (Spider Flower)
  • Datura
  • Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet)
  • Ipomoea (Morning Glory)
  • Lantana Osteopermum (African Daisy)
  • Papaver somniferum (Breadseed Poppy)
  • Ricinus (Castor Bean)
  • Salvia (tender perennial types)
  • Tagetes (Marigolds)

Bulbs

  • Allium (Flowering onions)
  • Frittilaria
  • Colchicum (Autumn Crocus)
  • Galanthus (Snowdrops)
  • Leucojum (Summer Snowflake)
  • Narcissus (Daffodils)
    Snowdrops

 

Biennials and Perennials

  • Achillea (Yarrow)
  • Aconitum (Monkshood)
  • Agastache (Anise Hyssop)
  • Allium (Flowering Onion, Chives)
  • Anthemis tinctoria (Perennial Marguerite)
  • Artemesia
  • Astilbe
  • Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in-Summer)
  • Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-Valley)
  • Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
  • Digitalis (Foxglove)
  • Epimedium
  • Euphorbia
  • Foeniculum (Fennel)
  • Galium odoratum (Woodruff)
  • Geranium Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Lavendula (Lavendar)
  • Lamium Lupinus (Lupine)

Biennials and Perennials

  • Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)
  • Monarda (Bee Balm) Nepeta (Catmint)
  • Papaver (Oriental Poppy)
  • Perovskia (Russian Sage)
  • Petrosolinum (Parsley)
  • Pycanthemum (Mountain Mint)
  • Ranunculus (Buttercup)
  • Rumex sanguineus (Ornamental Dock)
  • Ruta graveolens (Rue)
  • Salvia
  • Santolina
  • Stachys lanata (Lamb's Ears)
  • Symphytum (Comfey)
  • Tanacetum (Feverfew)
  • Teucrium (Germander)
  • Thymus (Thyme)
  • Valeriana Vinca (Myrtle)

 

Blue spruce. Photo by Bet Zimmerman.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
  • Buxus (Boxwood)
  • Caryopteris
  • Daphne
  • Enkianthus
  • Leucothoe
  • Myrica penn. (Bayberry)
  • Picea (spruce)
  • Rosa Rugosa (Beach Rose)
  • Spirea
  • Viburnum
  • Vitex agnus-caste (Chaste Tree)
  • Wisteria
  • Yucca filamentosa
 

More Information and References:

  • Source: The Milford Oyster Festival
 
Conservation Commission
I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.

- Herbert Rappaport