I had a problem with deer eating my tulips. They had quite a nack for getting to them just before they were to bloom. They don't seem to like hyacinths! Try mixing some of these or some other noxious plant in with your tasty ones. I replanted the tulips closer to my house where the motion detector light comes on and the deer have left them alone. Part of the problem with deer is not enough natural predators (viva le wolf) and too many ignorant people who think feeding them is a nice thing to do. The animals lack proper fear. Perhaps the local game wardens could be convinced to allow a brief doe hunting season next fall!