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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: United States

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 .