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The garden is a charming place,
With plants and flowers fair,
But not just people treasure it,
There’s critters everywhere.
The sluggies who come out at night,
The sluggies, they are here,
But soon I’ll end their little schemes
And drown their heads in beer.
The spider mites are pesky things
As every gard’ner knows,
But I have a surprise for them:
I’ll blast them with the hose.
The aphids come and go at will,
Destroying them’s a chore,
But mostly, they ignore my plants;
The weeds will suffer more.
The moles that plow beneath my grass
Don’t really bother me.
Though pesky, they don’t kill my plants
And so I let them be.
The mice will sometimes eat my seeds
But I can trap them all
And once, I drowned a giant rat
Who in my pond did fall.
The deer, they may attack my plants
And scrape their bark so bare
And though I’d like to shoot them all,
By God, they’re everywhere!
And so, the garden struggles on,
An endless fight it seems,
And yet, whene’er the day is done
It’s still a place of dreams.
....specializing in Eucalyptus, Grevillea, terrestrial bromeliads, anything else from the Southern Hemisphere that has a shot at being hardy (and some things that don’t), Agaves, Yuccas and related plants (hey that should be a book), hardy cacti, bamboos, tree ferns, interesting western native plants, and a little of this and a little of that. Especially that.
I live in: US
My zone is: Sequim
My favorite forum 1 is Northwestern Gardening.
My favorite forum 2 is Australian Native Plants.
First registered on December 07,2001.