JCardina, that's the situation here. The deer eat everything and come in the yard while we are sitting not 10 feet away. You can go right up to them to try to scare them and nothing works. They just look at you like your nuts. The only thing they have not nibbled is my rosemary and lavender. Blood meal and spray-on deterrents do nothing. Surrounding plants with rosemary or lavender does nothing. A game fence would be the only sure bet. The rhodo that was defoliaged above looks terrific now, btw. I'll post an updated pic soon.