Thursday, July 14, 2011

Picasso Petunias in Hanging Baskets

These are Picasso Petunias planted in 12 inch plastic baskets.  They were bought from Midway Garden Center earlier in the spring.  These petunias are watered twice a day and fed regularly.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants -- Book Review

Ruth Rogers Clausen's book "50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants" is simply the best book I have read on this subject.  It's obvious that she gardens in "Deer Country".  The practical points Ruth makes are clear and manageable.  Her advise on physical and chemical barriers is excellent.  She points out their limitations and strongly believes that no one way will work.  The plant material will make any deer gardener's heart pound with enthusiasm.  Each plant is covered well even if you are a beginning gardener.  There is also a list of plants that are "Deer Candy" and hence to be avoided.  Throughout the book 50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants the photography of Alan L Detrick & Linda Detrick strongly supports corresponding text and it's beauty inspires the reader to get out and garden even in Deer territory.
This is the book to have before you even step out into your garden in Deer country.