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Seeds of Wisdom

  • "It is always exciting to open the door and go out into the garden for the first time on any day." Marion Cran
  • "When in the fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness." Celia Thaxter
  • "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero
  • "He who owns a garden, However small it be, Whose hands have planted in it Flower or bush or tree; He who watches patiently The growth from nurtured sod, Who thrills at newly opened bloom Is very close to God." Katherine Edelman
  • "Like a big mountain, a small garden stimulates, restores, and delights us, just as it poses challenges, promotes mastery, provides exercise and relieves monotony." Winifred Gallagher
  • "Though an old man I am but a young gardener." Thomas Jefferson
  • "A garden is never so good as it will be next year." Thomas Cooper
  • "Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." Eizabeth Murray
  • "God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done." Author Unknown

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Oldroses

I'm so sorry to hear that this didn't work. I've had chicken wire recommended to me. It just seems like so much work "caging" everything.

Bev

Beth, I can't remember if you said you had tried garlic powder. I have had success with containers by emptying out my hot spice cabinet (most things are years old anyway!). I also go to the dollar store and buy any hot spice that they may have. Sprinkle it on surface liberally. Doesn't seem to hurt the plants. I reapply it a few times until they get the idea. Hope this helps. I know the frustration.

Beth

Thanks for your sympathies, Oldroses -- I know you can relate.

I will have to give that a try, Bev. The articles I read said the squirrels get used to the scent (pepper, moth balls, etc.) and start to ignore it, but I can see where this tactic could work if you keep switching up the spices. Thanks!

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