Garden "friends"

mommytotwo

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Feb 2, 2004
I enjoy reading the different type of garden friends that everyone has in different parts of the country/state. When I say friends, they may not necessarily be the ones that we want around, but critters that want to possibly eat your plants, they may want to hop into your garden, or yard to see what you have growing, .... What type of friends-(animals) do you have in your area?

Here, we have wild pigs-they do not make me happy since they stomp on my plants, and dig them up.
Butterflies, and birds. Wild chameleons, lizards, and frogs, and toads-EEEEKKKK!!!!!!

Wish we had rabbits, deers, hummingbirds, fireflies, .....
 

PrincessNancy96

Scrapbook Mom
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
I just had a hummingbird at my front door! He knocked on the glass. I think he saw the reflection of a flower in the window.

We have a raccoon family that drives us batty at night trying to get into the trash (which we have secured and with raccoon safety locks on the cans as well as a lid on our bin area.
 

Jeniferdwn

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Joined
Sep 21, 2010
We have a Bailey. In other places known as a yellow lab puppy! She destroys everything and loves to dig up my plants!!! LOL
I also have hummingbirds, butterflies, squirrels, lightning bugs, birds, frogs, lizards, and an occasional mole.
 
  • bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    We have a Gus! A healthy active hound that we rescued in March. We have a young bunny that visits, and lots of birds.

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  • tachyonbb

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    Oct 30, 2014
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    Japanese Beetles attacking my grapes, raspberries, various fruit trees and some ornamentals.
     

    EscalatorKid

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    Oct 17, 2013
    I get lots of frogs and toads (I'm one hay field away from a small wetland/swamp/overgrown cow pond, and a large cornfield away from a creek bed.) There's a lot of garden snakes, but they don't get close to my house.

    I also get a lot of deer, but they don't like hot peppers or tomatoes, but they liked my mom's berry bushes.

    I know something comes and poops in my garden-- frogs and toads definitely, but I'm thinking raccoons, foxes, or coyotes that come up in the night.

    I have bunnies in the hostas. My mom went and weeded the flowerbeds one year and she let out a horrific shriek. I went running and there's a nest of the cutest baby bunnies you've ever seen. I have never let her live it down, either. They like the hostas since the predators don't get close to the house. They don't usually destroy anything.

    Where my house is used to be part of our family farm 80 years ago. It used to be an orchard, and there's some big huge cherry trees and some hollow pear trees (that actually still produce fruit!) There are fat groundhogs that don't do anything but eat the fruit that falls on the ground. It's adorable to watch.
     
  • Andrewnorman

    Earning My Ears
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    Sep 19, 2019
    A tropical garden is one that contains plant material that will live in the tropics, USDA zones 10 and 11. If anything in a garden does not overwinter because of cold, it would not be strictly a tropical garden. I has nothing to do with color, only temperature.
     

    bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    A tropical garden is one that contains plant material that will live in the tropics, USDA zones 10 and 11. If anything in a garden does not overwinter because of cold, it would not be strictly a tropical garden. I has nothing to do with color, only temperature.
    Do you have a tropical garden.
    Our goldfish over winter in the pond because we have a de-Iger. There’s always a bit of the surface that is not iced over.
     



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