Asked June 21, 2021, 11:16 AM EDT
We've planted a native plant pollinator garden at a local park but things basically look weed whacked. The plants include deer resistant species like monarda, joe pye, ironweed, and milkweed (all species we've planted in areas with heavy deer pressure with great success). We have found deer scat in the beds. The only plants that the animal is not touching are helenium and beard tongue. What is eating these plants and how can we deter this kind of damage to our plants and get the animal to enjoy the bounty of the surrounding meadows and woods?
Prince George's County Maryland