Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

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By Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregory D. Tepper

Gregg Tepper is the horticulturist at the Arboretum at Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and we are delighted to share his first book! 

  • All copies are signed by both Ruth and Gregg.
  • Shipping and pick-up will be available in March 2021

Fill your garden with native plants, not deer.

The benefits of growing natives are plentiful—less upkeep, more pollinators, and a better environment. In Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast, Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregory D. Tepper provide a list of natives that have one more benefit—they are proven to help prevent your garden from becoming a deer buffet.

From annuals and perennials to grasses and shrubs, every suggested plant includes a deer-resistance rating, growing advice, companion species, and the beneficial wildlife the plant does attract. Let these beautiful natives help your landscape flourish!

For gardeners in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.


“For gardeners looking to create natural spaces that will serve as lasting havens for pollinators and birds, this practical guide will prove the ticket.” —Publishers Weekly

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Ruth Rogers Clausen is the author of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, and co-author of Essential Perennials and The Proven Winners Garden Book. She received a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and has written for the American Garden Guides series. She is the former horticulture editor for Country Living Garden magazine and a long-time contributor to Country Gardens magazine. Ruth lectures widely at horticultural conventions and symposia, flower shows, and to garden societies and clubs. In 2017, she was awarded the Garden Media Award by the Perennial Plant Association.

Gregory D. Tepper is a professional horticulturist, lecturer, consultant, and life-long native plant enthusiast. He is currently horticulturist at the Arboretum at Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and previously held the positions of director of horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, and director of horticulture and board member at Delaware Botanic Gardens, where he was instrumental in developing the garden’s initial horticultural mission and implementing a two-acre meadow designed by world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf.

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