For the Love of Gardening  

What works & What doesn't...


Do Pests and Insects Ruin your Beautiful Garden?

Some pests we love to hate....

Cats

Cabbage Butterfly

Leaf-tier insects on Hydrangea

Sawfly Larvae

Raccoons

Groundhogs

Slugs

Pests and Insects !

We detest them. We spend hours and dollars creating beautiful gardens only to be plagued with them.

We plant Kale and other brassicas, only to find their leaves eaten to lace and not by us.... blame the Cabbage Butterly... read more here...


...like cats which are most unwelcome in my garden.


Pests are also other unwanted "beings" like insects

such as leaf-tier caterpillars on Annabelle Hydrangea and furry wee animals like racoons or groundhogs.  


I will share some of my more memorable (meaning "icky") garden pests and how I made them go away

- at least for a time.


Perhaps the ugliest one I have ever seen is the Sawfly Larvae.  Once you have seen these nasties, you are not likely to forget.


Some pests, however, are not so ugly. Some are downright cute. They can be just as ornery and just as damaging to our gardens, but dang, those little furry ones can be adorable.  


My garden was eaten by groundhogs and raccoons, just two weeks before our local garden competition.

 Here is what happened-



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