Category Archives: Pets & Pests In The Garden

Murder & Mystery In The Garden

Victorian gardeners struggled with many garden pests, just as we do today, and their pest controls were direct and simple. During the mid- to late Victorian period, a boatload of toxins were developed, giving them an almost incredible arsenal of deadly poisons to play with. Indeed, the lethal ingredients found in typical garden sheds inspired several generations of murderers as well as mystery writers.
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Pet Safe House Plants

Print PDFIndoor Winter Gardens That Do No Harm Every winter, my windowsills are increasingly crowded with potted plants, from amaryllis and azaleas to miniature roses, primroses and daffodils. I love the vivid splashes of color and the fresh scent of … Continue reading

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Gardening In Deer Country

Print PDFProtecting Plants While Sharing Until last week’s wind and relentless rain battered blooms and leaves away, the new plantings in my island bed were looking surprisingly mature. The back half of the large, horseshoe shaped bed was planted in … Continue reading

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Protecting Plants From Grazers

Print PDFWiring The Garden I recently replanted my entry gardens, which had become dangerously overgrown. Plantings can be dangerous when trees begin to shed branches or fall in high winds, but in this case, the danger lay more in blocking … Continue reading

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