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 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

Flowers - Easy Begonia Care Tips

Are Begonias Perennials or Annuals? Begonias are a diverse group of plants. Like a great big family with all kinds of personalities and occupations, some begonias are right at home in sunny porch pots, others grow well in the ground as bedding plants, and still, others thrive indoors as long-term houseplants . Some members of the begonia family are demanding, and in particular—rex begonias are a good example; They grow best indoors, protected from wind and other harsh conditions—other begonias have a flowing growing style, like hybrid bedding types. The following tips will help you get the most from all the begonias in your garden beds and containers. Begonias vs. annuals Botanically speaking, an annual plant completes its life cycle (from seed to seed) in one growing season before dying naturally. Plants that survive the winter in the landscape , flower, and grow every year, are called perennials . Many plants native to tropical regions, such as most begonias, can live for

Tall Sedum - favorite of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators

 How to Grow Tall Sedums Tall sedum is an easy-care perennial with beautiful four-season interest. Bees and butterflies love it too! Tall sedum is a staple in a low-maintenance garden There are not as many hard workers as tall mud. Plant a few and you'll find that they perform well in spring, summer, fall, and even winter without much maintenance. Tall sedum (Hylodylphium spp. and hybrids) has succulent leaves that can be shades of green, chartreuse, variegated, or burgundy, while pink, burgundy, white, or chartreuse-yellow flowers often age red and brown. Beautiful in all seasons! Let's take a look at the seasonal interest that tall sedum offers, then scroll down the gallery to learn about some extra-tall sedum cultivars you'll want to audition for your own garden. Late season interest Tall sedum brings out its flat flowers from late summer to fall, making a perfect landing pad for hungry bees and butterflies. The specimen in the photo above gets top billing i

backyard garden - Peony tulips

 Peony tulips are a must for your garden Peonies are a favorite in many gardens, and for good reason: their flowers have rows and rows of colorful petals, and they're great cut flowers for arrangements and wedding bouquets. Now imagine all that flower power packed into easy-to-grow tulips. When you plant peony tulips in your garden, their large blooms never fail to impress when they appear in spring. But unlike peonies, which are perennials , tulip bulbs usually need to be replanted each fall, so you'll have the opportunity to change up the color scheme of your spring garden and experiment with all the varieties available. What are peony tulips? Peony tulips (Tulipa x hybrida) are actually double-flowered tulips, which means they have more petals than regular tulips and are extra showy. They come in red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, and white. They can have a combination of two or more colors, such as 'ice cream' with white petals surrounded by pink and gre

Fascinating facts about chrysanthemums

Flowers of chrysanthemums One of the things I look forward to most about fall is seeing beautiful blooming chrysanthemums everywhere I go. On a walk around the neighborhood or even a quick trip to the grocery store, I always see tons of yellow, orange and crimson mums brightening up the scenery. As soon as I set up a few pots of my own mom's, I feel like it's officially fallen. Even if you too have grown and loved this plant for years, it has a long, rich history that you may not be aware of. Keep these fun facts in mind when choosing and planting your fall mums this year! 1. Mums were raised initially in China Chrysanthemums are long-lived; They were originally cultivated in China and were first recorded in writing in the 15th century BC (3,000 years ago). It was believed to have medicinal properties as a herb; For example, boiled roots were used as a remedy for headaches. It is one of the four noble plants in Chinese culture, along with plum blossoms, orchids, and

Home garden Tropical Flowering Vines

 13 Beautiful Tropical Flowering Vines Boring metal fences or brick walls, flower vines, and climbing plants are perfect choices to enhance your living space. They refresh the exterior of your home and enhance its beauty of the home. And you're wondering what kind of flower vines to grow. Some of those species can be mentioned in our post today. Here is a list of 13 beautiful tropical flowering vines for your garden. They not only beautify your home with a tropical atmosphere but also protect your home from weather changes. Imagine the feeling every time you step into your backyard. It is actually a great solution for your home as it can bring new living space, beautify the landscape and be eco-friendly. Weed Control Container gardening Backyard Garden Secrets to weeding Common Garden Weeds Remove grass weed Design container garden Carrots In Container Vegetables in Pots Detter possums 6 secrets of Artichokes Your best Carrots 1 passion f

What Bugs Attack Geraniums

 What pests attack garden plants and how to control them Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum) is one of the most popular gardens and container plants in the United States today as an annual or perennial plant. Often, healthy geraniums are devoid of pests. Geranium BudWorms Four-Lined Plant Bugs Fall Cankerworms Cabbage Loopers Whiteflies Aphids Scale Slugs Snails In this article, we are going to share information that will help you identify these common geranium pests and protect them. How to protect your garden plant species against common garden pests When protecting your geranium plants from all kinds of pests, it is advisable to inspect the plants and leaves frequently. Better defense is a good offense, so be sure to inspect your plants regularly so that pests and diseases can be detected early. If you start treatment as soon as you find a problem, the chances of overcoming it are high. Once you have diagnosed your geranium pest problem, here are five basic treatment techn