Moonfroggy --- that sounds really pretty. I wish we could afford to build a fence to keep out the deer, but the property is so big, we won't be able to. By the time we build our house, we'll be hurting for cash. : )
I had a garden here a few years ago in the home we have now ---- right now we live in a development-type neighborhood with lots of houses, but we have lots of deer because we're near the woods. It was a large garden, and the deer DEVOURED my lilies, hosta, tulips --- lots of my flowers. So, I decided not to do a vegetable garden here. And I eventually converted my flower garden back to grass, because the deer treated it like a salad bar every night. ; )
Since we're gonna be in the country, I wanted to TRY to plant flowering bushes that are "no maintenance"-type bushes/trees, that the deer wouldn't eat. I actually like the idea of having deer around, in the yard, once we're out in the country, as long as I don't have anything that they're gonna ruin. Deer are so beautiful, and we're going to have lots of windows in the house, so it'd be pretty to see deer out there in the morning, or by moonlight.
But, I don't want to go thru the trouble of planting lilacs, with my heart set on picking bouquets, and find out that they're one of the deer's favorite foods. : )