That is so maddening! I once had a garden in the desert and the voles would get to it. They would bite my snow peas off at about 2 inches off the ground, let the plant collapse take a bite or two and leave the garden! So most of my snow peas were ruined in this manner!
I think daffodils might be the only deer proof plant. Then again I haven’t seen them eat the Irises yet either. The deer around here eat everything.I could not grow tulips in Arkansas because of the deer. They'd eat them to the ground. Iris and daffodils were OK though, the deer did not bother them.
Same experience here. We had a nice bed of Red Emperor tulips on the south side of our home when we moved in. Almost every year, the deer mowed them before they could bloom... sometimes more than once. Most of the tulips died. But ever since we put up a six-foot welded wire garden fence 6' away from the wall, the deer have (usually) left them alone. Maybe they are afraid of getting trapped against the house? (The thought has crossed my mind on occasion.)I think daffodils might be the only deer proof plant. Then again I haven’t seen them eat the Irises yet either. The deer around here eat everything.