Gardening With Rabbits

The rabbits! I wish I could hate them. They’ve done awful things to my garden this year…snuck through fencing, chewed flowers down to nubs, eaten all the beans. I understand now why Mr. McGregor was so upset when he spotted Peter. But I also…

Summer of the rabbits

We’ve had more rabbits this summer than any other summer I can remember. They’re everywhere! When I walk the dogs, I see them eating clover in people’s yards. Not just one rabbit, but groups of two and three munching placidly. The dogs barely even…

Surprises in the Garden

Early on, I learned not to plant sunflowers from seed. Two years running, I tried, and two years running, the chipmunks dug up the seeds and made off with them. I resorted to buying sunflowers ready-made from the garden center and planted those. Then, when…

A Stop at the Garden Store…and Chicks

I stopped at the pet store for cat litter this evening and ended up strolling through the adjacent garden center. For months, the outdoor racks have been barren, but not today. Today, they were stocked with lettuce and shrubs, pussy willows and pansies. Everything smelled incredible,…