Hi Everybody, Well, I'd have to say that the fall colors are at their best right now. Vibrant and glowing, they offer a dramatic contrast from the dull November skies and because we've had very little wind this fall, their show keeps on, day after day.
|Euonymous elatum or Burning bush|
|A prairie of Japanese Blood Grass or Imperata cylindrica growing in a parking lot hell strip.|
Side note: My editor recently received this interesting fact and I wanted to share it with you.
"Shortly after things started to grow in the garden this year, I found that the chipmunks and rabbits were enjoying the garden more than I was. I switched to a chicken-wire fence, and that still didn't work. I had to do something. As an avid crafter, I had many little Christmas jingle bells that I usually use as part of my gift wrap. I tied one bell every couple of inches along the bottom of the fence and voila! - no more critters in the garden. Every time I hear the bells jingle, I know I frightened another away."
So this got me to thinking. Do any of you have an unorthodox tip you've learned to deter critters? Hopefully something that hasn't hurt the little darling/devils but has kept them from eating your beloved plants? If so I'd love to hear about it. Much obliged.