Designing for Deer ResistanceEvery plant in this area of Janie McCabe's garden is deer resistant, with two exceptions: the tulips ('Apricot Impression') and the violas ('Lemon Sorbet'). "Happily, though both are vulnerable to deer, typically neither is bothered here thanks to their unpalatable neighbors," says the Northford, Connecticut (USDA Zone 6b) garden designer, who is accustomed to designing for deer resistance. This area of her garden, seen in mid spring, features perennials that animals don't like, including: white daffodils; purple-flowered Epimedium; purple flowered Helleborus; brilliant-blue Pulmonaria. The foliage of ferns and blue-flowered Linum (flax) is apparent. In summer and fall lush foliage dominates, with perennial color unfolding in waves.