Category Archives: garden pests

Garlic is Planted!

  Somehow it is always comforting, as the current growing season comes to an end, that the act of planting cloves of garlic marks the beginning of the next growing season.  It’s an act of faith that the cloves will … Continue reading

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Drats!

You may recall a few weeks ago I optimistically, fingers-crossed, hoped that putting faded marigold flowers that resulted from deadheading around cucurbit plants would eliminate or at least reduce the amount of squash bug and borer damage.  (See the “Will … Continue reading

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Destruction continues!

  My poor begonia!  After removing 10…that’s TEN raccoons so far, this is still happening!  Another victim.  And the big pot just planted yesterday now looks like this:   And to add salt to the wound, last night’s trap was … Continue reading

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Will it work?

This week while I was deadheading marigolds, my mind came up with an interesting idea.    Not everyone bothers to deadhead, but seeing the brown, shriveled heads annoys me, plus the plant will spend more energy forming seeds than making … Continue reading

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Frustration!

  This was the 8th morning in a row that I’ve looked out the French doors to see this!  Every day I replant the container, sometimes having to replace flowers that are too damaged to stay.  Every night a raccoon … Continue reading

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Wrong again!

Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees!  So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading

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Sew, Sow–So what?

  I readily admit I am old and set in some ways, but I’m also trying to embrace new technology.  Obviously I can encourage far more people to garden and continue gardening despite discouragements through blogging, than by silently burrowing … Continue reading

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