Keep Deer out of your Landscape:

If you have yews (taxus) planted in your yard and you live near the Boise River or near the Boise Foothills, REMEMBER TO WRAP your entire YEW plants with burlap or frost cloth for the entire winter. Secure your burlap with twine, to keep hungry winter deer from eating this plant, it is TOXIC to wildlife! During Idaho’s normal winters, deer/elk aren’t as likely to eat Yew plants, however, we recommend WRAPPING your existing Yew shrubs late fall thru late spring EVERY YEAR. You can replace existing Yews with many non toxic shrubs, come to FarWest & we will help you select alternative plants.


Deer Resistant Plant Options: Black-eyed Susan, Daffodils, Gaillardia/blanketflower, Gayflower (Liatris punctata), Grape hyacinth, Columbine, Astilbe, Foxglove, Candytuft, Blue Fescue, Bleeding Heart, Purple coneflower, Russian Sage, Thyme, Yarrow, Virginia Creeper, Caryopteris,  Juniper, Hawthorne, Oregon Grape, Potentilla, Holly, Quince, Boxwood, Butterfly Bush, Clumping Bamboo, Sumac, Lilac, Viburnum, Pine, Spruce, Oak, Ash, Magnolia, Maples and much more on the huge list below-Click on the link e271  from Rutgers University Agriculture department: