Enjoy & protect hydrangeas from hungry deer

By Melinda Myers

Low maintenance, beautiful flowers, and plenty of varieties have made hydrangeas a favorite landscape plant. 

It seems you can’t visit a garden center or nursery without being tempted by one of the traditional favorites or newer hydrangea varieties.

Despite their easy-care nature, hungry deer can make it difficult to fully enjoy these plants. Rutgers University rates landscape plants based on their susceptibility to deer damage.

According to Rutgers, hydrangeas are occasionally severely damaged by deer, meaning they are a plant preferred by deer and protection is advised. 

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