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Japanese barberry: a ticking time bomb

September 18, 2012
By Hilary Smith (hsmith@TNC.org) , Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

Oh, deer. Every Adirondack gardener has had a run in with this long-legged herbivore snacking on our annuals and perennials, otherwise known as ephemerals when they are deer approved. Many gardeners likely have repeatedly searched the Internet for deer-resistant plants and deer repellents and quizzed fellow gardeners and nurseries about which plants have the highest likelihood of survival. I am one of those gardeners. Now I nurture a mostly toxic, noxious and inedible garden, but even this is not foolproof.

 
 

 

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