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Bamboozling Bambi
I have used garlic oil clips in a similar way, but again, it requires many just to cover one decent sized shrub and they look ridiculous.There is one final 'homemade' deterrent that does not work very well but is worth mentioning.
California
El Segundo
Tree Protection Against Deer: Protecting Newly Planted Trees From Deer
The first step is to ascertain for certain whom the culprit is of the damaged trees. Roll pieces of these around the trunk and secure. Cages can be constructed from chicken wire or more glamorous materials, but the goal is to encase the sensitive tree...
Ohio
Willoughby
Deer Proof Gardening: What Vegetables Are Deer Resistant
Deer can be a little lazy about digging up root vegetables, but this doesn't mean they won't eat their aerial foliage. Below is a list of plants that deer love to eat.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });So...
Ohio
Willoughby
Deer Fencing Designs – How To Build A Deer Proof Fence
Any structured fencing needs to be at least 8 feet high, as this is the distance a white tailed deer can jump.Wire lines and deer netting can be lower, but netting should be tilted to prevent the animal from barreling through the material.
Ohio
Willoughby
How To Keep Deer From Eating Plants – Garden Deer Protection For Plants
With this type of electric fencing, peanut butter is placed along the top of the fence in an effort to lure deer. Keep reading to learn a little more about how to keep deer out of garden.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1");...
Ohio
Willoughby
Roses And Deer – Do Deer Eat Rose Plants And How To Save Them
A Rosarian friend of mine in Minnesota told me about the electric fence and peanut butter trick that he calls this the “Minnesota Deer Trick.” He has a great blog website located here:In some cases, placing dog hair or dryer sheets around and through...
Ohio
Willoughby
Deer Resistant Garden Plans – Creating A Deer Resistant Garden
Then consult your local master gardener's orDeer have regional tastes and what works for one gardener may not work for another. Deer are lovely to watch but not when they are stomping all over your vegetable garden or eating the tops off your bulbs before...
Ohio
Willoughby
Deer Resistant Plant List – Learn About Plants That Are Deer Resistant
To create a completely deer resistant garden is never 100 percent guaranteed, but the key to keeping Bambi and his clan at a distance lies in understanding which plants deer prefer and which they usually pass over.Although the type of vegetation that...
Ohio
Willoughby
Bulbs Deer Hate: Flower Bulbs That Deter Deer
Nature provides these properties to keep predators away; it works well with deer in most instances.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Instead of setting out a banquet for the deer, plan your landscaping...
Ohio
Willoughby
Deer Rubbing Tree Bark: Protecting Trees From Deer Rubs
To keep deer from rubbing trees, you'll need a much more hands-on approach.Tall woven wire fences are extremely effective, especially if they're erected around the tree in such a way that the deer can't jump inside and they're supported by very strong...
Ohio
Willoughby
Deer Eating Fruit Trees: How To Protect Fruit Trees From Deer
These repellents can be composed of any number of noxious ingredients, as long as they either smell or taste so abhorrent that the deer decide to go elsewhere for breakfast.Some repellents contain putrefied meat scraps (tankage), ammonium, bone tar oil,and...
Ohio
Willoughby
St. John\'s Wort Plant Care: How To Grow St. John\'s Wort
It forms a bushy mound up to 2 feet in diameter.The Hypearls series includes the cultivars ‘Olivia', ‘Renu', ‘Jacqueline' and ‘Jessica.' This series is one of the best for hot climates.‘Brigadoon' – The flowers on this cultivar aren't as conspicuous...
Ohio
Willoughby
Tips On St. John\'s Wort Pruning: When To Cut Back St. John\'s Wort
If your shrub has fewer and fewer flowers every year, you may want to start pruning St. John's wort.These are delightful plants to have in your garden, bright and colorful and easy-care.
Ohio
Willoughby
St. John\'s Wort Control: Learn How To Control St. John\'s Wort
Don't burn off the area where St. Johns wort weed is growing though, as this encourages it to spread. Effective St John's wort control with this method comes from removing all the roots and getting rid of St. John's wort before it produces seeds.It may...
Ohio
Willoughby
Growing Tutsan Shrubs: Tips On Tutsan Care In The Garden
It was a common medicinal plant. It is a high ground cover that may get 3 feet tall with a similar spread.of Tutsan flowers evoke woodsy appeal in even the most manicured of landscapes.Tutsan St. John's Wort is an ancient herb with ornamental appeal.
Ohio
Willoughby
St. Andrew\'s Cross Plant – Can You Grow St. Andrew\'s Cross In Gardens
It is often found in swamps and wetlands.St. Andrew's cross plant is named for the bright yellow, cross-shaped flowers that appear from early summer until autumn. Read on and learn how to grow St. Andrew's cross wildflowers.St. Andrew's cross wildflowers...
Ohio
Willoughby
Still in Use: A Hay Rake So Old It Can Be Horse-Drawn
They had evidently been deposited there years ago by the previous owner of the farm—further evidence (if any was needed) of the hard work that our rake has performed for decades.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Last Ride of the Silver Sage
For a cool container arrangement, picture the ‘wow factor' that would result from pairing a Silver Sage with a spiky dark phormium or cordyline!Grows in Zones 5 to 8, full sun (afternoon shade in the Deep South)Produces a 2 feet tall stalk of white...
California
El Segundo
Outwitting Backyard Creatures: Bulbs & Plants They Hate!
But here's a long list of plants to consider if wildlife is a problem in your garden.NOTE: Zones were taken from national nursery catalogs and various state extension fact sheets, and may differ slightly from other data resources, depending on plant variety.
California
El Segundo
Who Ate my Althea? Deer-Resistant Plants for the Midwest
The hope is that the deer will stop to feed on the mineral blocks rather than your gardens. After trial and error, I found the best deer deterrent is a good dog. The deer might eat the neighbor's prize 'deer-proof' roses and leave yours alone.
California
El Segundo
Royalty in the Garden : The Crown Imperial
What the smell does deter is the presence of moles, mice, and other rodents. When you consider the beauty Crown Imperials bring to your garden and the fact that they effectively repel varmints, the price is well worth it.After blooming, the tops die down...
California
El Segundo
5 Years of Big Ag: Has It Gotten Better?
The CLF promotes research and develops and communicates information about the interrelationships among diet, food production, environment and human health. Their key recommendations were to ban the non-therapeutic use of antimicrobials in food animal...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
5 Ways to Enjoy the Farm Before Dark
As dusk approaches at an earlier and earlier hour, it's important to take time each day to look around and savor the parts of the farm that truly make us joyful. Put on your hiking boots—or your snow boots, depending on the weather—and get out to...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Antibody Accurately IDs Johne\'s Disease
USDA microbiologist John Bannantine and his colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, have discovered an antibody that's 100-percent specific in detecting Johne's disease, meaning detecting the disease...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Holly Bushes & Deer
Unfortunately, there isn't a permanent solution. Still, you can successfully develop a deer-resistant landscape by growing plants they don't like. Protect vulnerable garden areas closer to the house with deer fencing or deer-resistant hedges--an excellent...
California
Santa Monica
Extreme birdhouses; designed and built by DG member John Looser
Enjoy the following pictures of some of his work.people wonder how the birdhouses are mounted. Here is John's story and pictures of his "Extreme Birdhouses".Please note: all the following pictures and designs are copyrighted by Mr. John Looser, an artist...
California
El Segundo
Deer Versus Plants and Shrubs
They ate a lot of stuff this past winter that they aren't ‘supposed to' eat including boxwood (!), dogwood, hollies, and oakleaf hydrangea. I like both products and have had good success with them.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Diary of a Class: Fall Vegetable Gardening
We returned to the greenhouse for a final watering of our seeds and adjourned for the day. The late summer weather was hot and humid, and the vegetation all around me was winding down for the season.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Diary of a Class: Food Gifts, Friendship-and a Trip to Remember
My instructor, Jan Miles, promised to teach me how to make “Gifts of Food” –there were be five other students in the class with me–two from Georgia, one from Tennessee and one from Massachusetts.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia