deer proof, edible landscaping, lawn care, native plants, organic, pests, plant selection, wildlife gardening

Oh, deer, not tonight, please

Help! We bought a house in the suburbs that needed new landscaping, but every time I put out plants, the deer come during the night and eat them. What can I do? Ask folks planning a move into the countryside how they feel about nature and they’ll express devotion. A year and hundreds of landscaping… Continue reading Oh, deer, not tonight, please

native plants, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized

Hot plants for hot spots: plants that THRIVE instead of just SURVIVE the heat!

I'm looking for plants for the west side of the house.  I have already planted some variegated boxwoods and I'm looking to fill in the rest of the beds with something that would spread (groundcover?) and hopefully give white flowers.  I tried Azaleas, and only 2 out of 20 survived.  (I also realize now that… Continue reading Hot plants for hot spots: plants that THRIVE instead of just SURVIVE the heat!