I have a new arbor in my shaded garden.  I need a hearty flowering vine that the deer won't eat.  Suggestions?
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deer will eat anything.................so I have tried for many years..........finally found out that original irish spring soap works like a charm...I cut them in half and hang them where I want them to stay out.  They also do not like Ivory soap or dial...or any other soap that smells......only lasts for the summer..........you also could mix up some hot sauce in a spray bottle and taste it so that if it burns your tongue......that's enough for the mix.  holds up until it rains............then spray again............or cover it with back fine deer net. it hardly shows.
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What vine do ypu reccomend?
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I have tried several but they don't last because of the deer.  It would have to be something that is bitter or has thorns.  Ask the local lawn & garden store as I have tried everything that Lowe's, Walmart & Home Depot have.  The deer even chewed the plastic vines that my neighbor put up on their door.
You might try a rose that has big thorns and needs a trellis.........but they won't do well in shade...........only other thing is IVY but don't let it take over keep it trimmed.

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