Category Archives: Creatures in the garden

How to Control the Hibiscus Sawfly

It’s that time of year again, when it’s so humid that the camera has to adjust for about 20 minutes before it can take a decent picture. It’s also the time of year when the hibiscus sawfly devours my hibiscus. … Continue reading

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How to Keep Birds Away

“Look Peggy, I think that bird has a nest in that bush.” “I don’t think so Dale. That’s a blueberry bush. Damn birds want my berries.” This was obviously a berry-emergency that demanded immediate action. So I tied a piece … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and My Favorite Present

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Joyous Whatever You Celebrate. I hope Santa was good to you and bought you something wonderful for the garden. Santa gave me my new favorite gnome-be-gone. He is called the bird wave because he’s … Continue reading

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How to Attract Butterflies to your Garden

Last week I started this gratitude miniseries with, ‘I’m Thankful for the Birds’ and some very fuzzy pictures. – I’m sorry about that, I didn’t realize the camera’s vibration reduction mode was turned off. I’d retake them if I could, but those moments … Continue reading

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