The other change was that the deer prints started going right up to our bedroom window, where the lower branches of a large arborvitae were soon eaten away. We have never before seen any sign of deer coming anywhere near the house, so I figured it must be slim pickings for food out there this year.
Small gardens are easy to maintain, especially for a younger, more agile person. Very large gardens are quite another story, and aging adds on a whole new dimension of aches and limitations
I knew the sunflower seeds were ripe when the bluejays arrived. And all summer I had heard many gardeners complain about chipmunks.
Diane experiments with various traps in search of a deterrent to keep pests at bay in her gardent.