Although we primarily identify plants, insects and diseases, we can offer a few suggestions for you. Once the moles or voles are no longer invading your garden, make sure you work the soil where you want to plant your perennials with plenty of organic material so that the soil is well-draining and rich with nutrients. And although the following plants are noted for their deer-resistance, if a deer is hungry enough, it will eat anything. There are no deer-proof plants, but a good selection of deer-resistant plants. For a shady area in your zone prized for colorful flowers or contrasting foliage here are a few to consider: hellebores, peonies, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ and gold or chartreuse Hakone grass for texture.