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DIY olla planter for swamp milkweed

In my futile quest to attract monarch butterflies to my yard, I recently planted swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).  There are other kinds of milkweed (e.g., the orange-flowered A. tuberosa, butterfly weed) that you can plant here (Zone 7A), but adult monarchs … Continue reading

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Squirrel-proof garden

To get my fellow gardeners excited about Spring, here are some photographs of the pest-resistant cage I built in my back yard.  Before the cage, birds and squirrels ate all of my blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and sweet corn.  … Continue reading

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