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Michael Collins

Cut branches from flowering shrubs or trees to put in a vase inside to force the blooms. Small flowering shrubs in a pot (azalea) brought indoors a month before they would bloom outside make a surprisingly bold splash of color in a sunny window. Bring spring indoors.

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fatsia

To sarahjrem: I know that deer issue...and if they don't eat it, they trample it. My long and narrow raised bed vegetable garden (in the back yard) is covered with a pvc frame covered with deer netting on the sides which keeps deer out but is not real attractive. Supposedly, two 4 foot fences 4 feet apart will keep deer out if your HOA or local laws permit it. Perhaps you could make the outer perimeter a decorative fence surrounding the garden or whole yard, including an arbor or seating area to "hide" the garden and use less expensive fencing for the inside fences around the garden area. You need to remember to double the gate as well because the deer will jump over that, too. A sprinkler on a motion detector seems to deter deer but will also spray birds, your dog and you. Planting herbs with strong scents among other plants helps somewhat. Good luck!


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cheriwood58

Still shoveling here....can't lose the down comforter yet!!

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