Garden Challenges

I’m finding the challenges of garden a tad overwhelming this week. As I marvel at the beauty of new life around me, I’m constantly reminded that the circle of life can be a painful one. 
While sipping my coffee early this morning, I was delighted to see the lupine a in full bloom. 


Then the I heard some shuffling under the pine tree and found this adorable family of groundhogs playing….


…and nibbling on my plants. 

Later in the day, I found the chipmunk family having a field day in the garden.


Cute or not, these little guys have completely got me down. 😔🐿


Any success stories out there on how to save the garden from these little guys?

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4 thoughts on “Garden Challenges

  1. Your Lupines are lovely. I truly enjoyed the video and the animals were cute. I am sorry to hear about the damage inflicted to your plants. Because they like to burrow and simply covering your plant will not help. Metal fencing/caging around and under the plant is one sure way of deterring them. I hope this helps.

    • Thank you – lupine are one of my favorites. My garden is completely fenced in, but you are right, they dug a hold underground and came up on the inside of the garden. I’ve tried so many things and nothing seems to help. They’re devouring everything in sight.

      • Hmmm..another method would be using raised garden beds. Make sure you place fencing under the bed, then add your soil. I would also make a chicken wire covering for the bed to keep the animals at bay. Just make sure you allow height for plant growth.This would be perfect for your edibles or delicate perennials..

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