Tag Archives: pests

Ups and Downs in the Garden

It’s always something in the garden. I lost one of the zucchini plants this week. The whole top half of the plant suddenly died off. Some folks will be thinking “squash vine borer” but the dreaded SVB is rarely a … Continue reading

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Handy Online Resources for Gardeners

I don’t know about you, but when I find a neat online resource, I like to share it with others. And no, I’m not talking about a youtube video of a piano-playing cat – cute though it may be! No, … Continue reading

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Return of Son of Scratchy

This is one sequel I was not surprised to see. After a few days of “playing nice” and only eating the seeds which fell to the ground, our less-than-favorite squirrel was back – this time at the biggest feeder. So … Continue reading

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Son of Scratchy

My dad loved to feed the birds. He even made a special pole-mounted feeder to discourage the tree squirrels from eating all the bird seed. He also fed his squirrels to keep them away from the feeder. At least, that … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Escarole

Sounds like a mystery, doesn’t it? Maybe the title for a Hercule Poirot novel? Actually, it’s a real-life drama here at Happy Acres. And this is just the latest incident in what has become a continuing saga of missing plants. … Continue reading

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