Deer Resistant Shrubs For Shade

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Deer Resistant Shrubs For Shade

deer resistant shrubs for shade


  • Offering resistance to something or someone
  • tolerant: able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress; “the plant is tolerant of saltwater”; “these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided”; “the new hybrid is more resistant to drought”
  • impervious to being affected; “resistant to the effects of heat”; “resistant to persuasion”
  • immune: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)


  • A woody plant that is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground
  • Shrubs are an American rock ‘n roll band formed in 1994 in Rock Tavern, New York. The band members are Bob Torsello (bass), Rob Takleszyn (drums), Jay LoRubbio (guitar). They perform music a mix of garage/psych/punk/folk/pop that has been described as “garage pop fused with alien poetics.
  • The Shrubs were an English rock music group, formed in Watford in 1985, releasing three albums before splitting up in 1989.Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 503
  • (shrub) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems


  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • Comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight
  • A shadow or area of darkness
  • The darker part of a picture
  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; “it is much cooler in the shade”; “there’s too much shadiness to take good photographs”
  • shadow: cast a shadow over


  • distinguished from Bovidae by the male’s having solid deciduous antlers
  • Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. They include for example Moose, Red Deer, Reindeer, Roe and Chital. Male deer of all species but the Chinese Water deer and female reindeer grow and shed new antlers each year.
  • Deer have significant roles in the mythology of various peoples.
  • A hoofed grazing or browsing animal, with branched bony antlers that are shed annually and typically borne only by the male

Osoberry Starting To Bloom

Osoberry Starting To Bloom
What is one of the earliest "winter-blooming" plants in our area (northwest Oregon)? OSOBERRY (Indian Plum)! It is also one of the first to change to yellow in the fall. By the middle of February these will be in full bloom. Osoberry plants grow in the uplands and along Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve’s riparian trail. They prefer shade or part shade and can be in moist or dry areas.

This 15′ tall deciduous shrub, officially named Oemlaria cerasiformis, delights Jackson Bottom trail walkers. Its dangling greenish-white flower clusters on the female plant smell faintly of watermelon or cucumber. However, male flowers are rather smelly and are perhaps the reason some call it "skunk bush." Osoberry blooms early, before the end of February, and before the plant is all leafed out. The young 3-5" oval foliage is vibrant lime green and leaves grow upright like candles on the stem. The clusters of small plum-like fruit are multicolored – yellow, orange and turn to purplish black. Only the female plants make fruit.

Osoberry is "dioecious" meaning that male and female flowers are found on separate plants. Individuals don’t self-pollinate so must rely on insects to transfer pollen. It is also a great plant for habitat restoration because it can survive in deep shade. It is also resistant to soil pollution so can be near roads.

Native Americans of the area used the berries fresh, cooked and dried. "Oso" means bear in Spanish. Bears, birds, squirrels, deer, coyotes and other animals love to feast on the berries. Bees enjoy the flower’s early source of nectar. Explore and find this lovely plant in the uplands and on the trails.


This is a large (22 x 30) watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord.

Mid-spring each year, we have a wonderful quince shrub that presents us with a shock of color. I am always surprised and pleased with the display. To the point where we have purchased two more quince shrubs. Interestingly enough, the colors on the two newer plants are quite different from the older original shrub.

When we are sitting on the deck and see this blaze of reddish orange at the back of the property, you just have to walk over to admire it up close. Careful not to get too close, it is a thorny shrub. Also somewhat deer resistant which is another reason we acquired two more.

Last year, I completed a quarter sheet watercolor of the quince. I love how these “vermillion” blooms are highlighted with yellows and yet are contrasted with deep shades of red and scarlet in the shadows. Especially when it is back lit by the sun. When the smaller watercolor was completed, I was pleased with the painting but thought I did not achieve the overall effect I was striving for. It needed to be bigger so it would present bolder.

I drew it out once again on a 22 x 30 sheet of Ampersand Aquabord. The watercolors seem to be more luminous on this material. And the scale of the painting is large enough to create the “drama” I was striving for. So, many weeks later, this is the finished result.

deer resistant shrubs for shade