"I live on Long Island and have a HUGE population of deer that frequents my gardens. I have used Liquid Fence for years and it is the only thing that works. They will not touch anything that is sprayed with it(including my roses). I do spray…"
"My dogs have the super short fur so not muvh fur to collect. I walked my dog around and let her "go" next to the flower bed and left it there instead of picking it up. It seemed to work! I had no more problem with my roses! When it dried I…"
"If anyone is having problems with deer, the only thing I found that worked for us was Liquid Fence spray, used as directed it worked great! Only problem is you do not want to spray it on a windy day, or if you plan on spending any time near…"
"I checked online and found that tomatoes are self- pollinating. I will find out if I try it again. I pulled these outside whenever the temps allowed. Also wrapped heavy plastic around them for cold wind protection. I almost let them die more than…"
"It makes sense. I am from Ohio and the garden was not expected to withstand winter without extra measures. I didn't think about keeping them going year round. but now I'm thinking fresh tomatoes in January. I kept the bucket in the out…"
"Last summer I found four tomato plants in the garden next to the compost pile. I dug them out and planted them in a bucket not expecting them to live. This soil has some kind of wilt, my Mother tells me. We have not been able to grow tomatoes…"
"Any thoughts on how to discourage rabbits from eating my beans? In the fall garden it was deer and now the gi-normous rabbit is here for the summer garden. I wouldnt mind so much if they would leave me some!"
"Jon, I have Oxalis growing in several places in my yard and I love them. Maybe be volunteers from the neighbor (my Mother) she has them growing in a flower bed with buttercups and roses. I thought they were called shamrocks. Learning a lot here."
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Those flowers were the old fashioned kind of chrysanthemum . I have three colors of these and they thrive here. They just have a single bloom. Good luck if you try some. They are much hardier than the greenhouse grown ones.
"You're so right, Linda. When I first started gardening, I didn't want to plant anything that attracted bees. Now I want to attract as many of them as I can. If you observe them carefully, you will see that they are far more interested in…"
"Linda, I was really surprised to see the hummers today. There were two of them flying around together and they came often to our feeder. They are usually gone for the winter by now. I think these two better get on the road soon!"
Lorraine, yes, I really wish the growing season was a bit longer. I will have to google "viscaria" -- I'm not familiar with them. I agree that potato vines are rather vigorous and can take over a planter. That's why…"