Category Archives: Garden Tips

Planter Protection

After my coleus and petunia plants were repeatedly and viciously dug up and flung around by chipmunks for the first few weeks of their lives this spring, I decided to fight back. My mom had suggested covering my pots with … Continue reading

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I’m ashamed to admit that it took me over a week to figure out what was emptying my bird feeder so quickly. Eventually I caught someone the act. I should’ve known: Fortunately crows are extremely smart, and I’m able to … Continue reading

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The Return of the Roses

Years ago, my husband used to have a raised bed where he grew test roses for Jackson & Perkins. He worked hard to keep the beautiful but fussy hybrid teas alive. Every year, one or two wouldn’t survive the winter … Continue reading

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