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Ruth Rogers Clausen: Coping with Deer

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Many home owners residing in rural areas are often struggling to keep their well manicured landscape from being devoured by deer. Some folks have opted to install high fencing that confines their yard, creating an atmosphere similar to that of a zoo than a backyard. Others have gone to extremes using chemicals that can do more harm than good.

Is it possible to co-exist with deer and have a beautiful garden? Ruth Rogers Clausen thinks so.  As a well respected expert, author, teacher and overall lover of nature, she has written a book that is essential for anyone trying to cope with deer.  In her best-selling book, 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat, you will learn how to have a successful garden in deer country.

Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest Ruth Rogers Clausen who will discuss tips and tricks to cope with deer and still maintain a deer-tolerant garden without too much stress.

Her book, Perennials for American Gardens received the 1990 Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association. She has also written for the American Garden guide series: Perennial Gardening with the New York Botanical Garden, Annual Gardening with the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Trees with the Chicago Botanic Garden. Former horticulture editor for Country Living Gardener magazine, she has also contributed to Country Gardens, Horticulture and Organic Gardening.

Trained in horticulture at Studley College in England,she received her M.S. in botany from Kent State University. Ruth serves on the advisory committee for the School of Professional Horticulture, at the NY Botanical Garden and is a member of the advisory council for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.