Have the deer completely ravaged your garden? Do they seem to eat everything you plant? Have you given up all hope of ever having a garden that is attractive let alone one you can be proud of?
I understand; and I can help.
As a professional designer and passionate gardener I refused to be thwarted by the daily visits, taste-testing, trampling, and rutting of my local herds. Like you, I was frustrated by the lack of inspirational resources to help me create the beautiful garden of my dreams. Lists of deer-resistant plants weren't enough. They didn't translate to billowing borders or rich tapestries. At best they just gave me a shopping list for someone on a restricted diet. Yet a well designed, deer-resistant garden should be so much more.
Hallmarks of a well designed deer-resistant garden
- Carefully crafted, functional hardscape to instill a sense of order
- Richly textured layers of foliage and flowers offering year-round interest
- A cohesive color palette
- Exciting plant combinations - with a few surprises to add mystery and intrigue
- Bold, fully deer-proof focal points
- No obvious "oops" areas!
Is that how your garden looks?
If not, don't worry. We're going to change all that.
- How this online course works:
- Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden (27:19) - narrated slide show
- Plant List for Slide Show
- Garden Map
- 1. Your Garden Tour Starts Here: overview of my design criteria (02:38)
- 2. Re-thinking the patio (04:16)
- 3. The Island Border - part 1 (21:06)
- 4. The Island Border - part 2 (10:54)
- 5. The Front Garden (9:33)
- 6. The Woodland Border (8:34)
- 7. Privacy Screening (10:06)
- Garden Tour Plant Lists, Online Resources & More
- Digging Deeper - Recommended Book
- Keep in Touch
- Please take a moment to answer 5 short questions
Lifetime access to a narrated slideshow that teaches you how to approach garden design for improved deer-resistance
Lifetime access to a behind-the-scenes video tour of my personal 5-acre garden
Downloadable notes with almost 100 deer-resistant plant names (common and botanical) that I show you growing in my garden
Extensive resources for further research
A booklet of 15 FUN deer-resistant plants as a FREE bonus
“I thoroughly enjoyed learning about ways to design a deer-resistant garden. This course goes far beyond a plant list and teaches you how to truly DESIGN a deer-resistant garden. Karen shows you how to combine design elements along with deer-resist...”→Read More
“I thoroughly enjoyed learning about ways to design a deer-resistant garden. This course goes far beyond a plant list and teaches you how to truly DESIGN a deer-resistant garden. Karen shows you how to combine design elements along with deer-resistant plants to protect areas, re-route deer, or simply discourage them from eating their way through your garden. She explains key design principles such as how to combine 3 plants together for a perfect vignette, how to create garden windows, and more -- tips that can be used anywhere, and by anyone, whether you’re concerned with deer or not. The course is broken down into well-managed sections and moves along at a great pace. And the best part is the beautiful scenery of her incredible garden! A truly enjoyable and informational course! ”→Read Less
“So enjoyable to walk around the gardens versus settle for still photos. Video covered so many aspects of design and problem solving that I could relate to and learn from. Delightful if a bit of an indulgence.”
“So enjoyable to walk around the gardens versus settle for still photos. Video covered so many aspects of design and problem solving that I could relate to and learn from. Delightful if a bit of an indulgence.”→Read Less
“I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Karen in her lovely, lovely garden. I'm sure I will re-watch the videos many times. Thanks Karen!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Karen in her lovely, lovely garden. I'm sure I will re-watch the videos many times. Thanks Karen!”→Read Less
Re-thinking the patio: Understand the principles behind good patio design.
Walk through a hot, sun-drenched island border filled with a strong foliage framework in bold, sunset colors. Discover how to create a sense of mystery and intrigue using layering, portals, and scrim
Enjoy the diaphonous romance of our billowing, flower-filled front garden planted in shades of white, silver and blue while learning about path design and the strategic placement of focal points.
Stroll through a quiet, summer woodland and see what plants thrive in the dry shade despite daily visits from deer and rabbits
Learn how to create a privacy barrier using mixed plantings that combine deer-resistance with seasonal interest
All Courses, Garden Design
Do I have to set aside time on a specific day to watch this?
No, unlike live webinars, this online workshop will fit YOUR schedule. You can watch the modules whenever you want, as often as you want, on any device.
Will the plants work for my area?
The design principles you will learn apply no matter where you live, and although my garden is in USDA zone 6b, many of the plants shown are hardy to zones 4 and 5
Do you talk about rabbit-resistance?
Although this course is about designing a DEER-resistant garden, since I am plagued by both deer AND rabbits, I do discuss those plants which are notably rabbit-resistant in the video tour of my garden.
What is your refund policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with the quality and content of this course, you may request a full refund within 7 days of registration.