How to Control Deer in Your Garden

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Deer arerepparttar 113325 most difficult of all pests to deter from a garden. They love many different plants. Flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs are all on their menu.

The best way to keep deer out of a garden is by using a fence that is at least 6 feet high. If it's a small garden that may be feasible but for large gardens or yards,repparttar 113326 cost is prohibitive, or possibly not practical.

Sorepparttar 113327 only other choice is deterrents.

Deer don't likerepparttar 113328 smell of raw eggs, fish products, kelp, or ammonia. Any spray made from these products can be used. Just mixrepparttar 113329 product of choice in water and sprayrepparttar 113330 plants to be protected.

The Beautiful Rose of Sharon

Written by Ken Austin

Perhaps you were browsingrepparttar pages of a catalog and found a beautiful picture ofrepparttar 113320 Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus Sriacus)? Or maybe you were lucky enough to see a Rose of Sharon in person at a local garden center? Are you wondering whether these will make a beautiful addition to your home? Getting a little knowledge of these beautiful plants will allow you to make a decision.

Although once somewhat uncommon,repparttar 113321 Rose of Sharon has become a widely loved plant. Not your typical rose bush, these are more like shrubs. Other names for Rose of Sharon include althea and shrub althea. Some can grow up to 10 feet tall, while most maintain a height of 5 feet. Sounds like a tree? It looks like a beautiful shrub with blooms of a variety of colors. The Rose of Sharon makes for a great fence as well. Places several side by side in a row, they create a natural fence that will enliven any landscape.

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