“I Have Elephants in MY Garden so What’s YOUR Problem?” One of the best titles for a garden talk I’ve seen comes from Marie Butler, the now-retired coordinator of landscape for the Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk.
You have to admit that however impossible to win your back yard battles may seem, elephants are herbivores more difficult to trap and kill than rabbits, woodchucks, and deer.
If you have furry creatures that give you fury, plant some of these. Continue scrolling down after the link opens and it will give you a long list!
Feel free to leave your own advice in any comments. I’ve seen a vegetable garden made (successfully!) in the middle of the woods that deer were kept out of by a hedge of trifoliate orange, a kind of citrus with serious spines. There really are solutions to what can appear to be intractable problems. Take it from a former president:
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
John Quincy Adams
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