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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Erika's Garden Revisited


Erika decided to do what the natives do…use netting. Last year, she improvised a barrier against deer by using reflective tape. I found the whole thing amusing, but she was very serious. Needless to say, it didn’t work. She lost her strawberries, blueberries and various vegetables to the determined deer. This year she decided to take another approach. Her garden is surrounded by bamboo poles and netting. It looks like a fortress to keep those pesky deer from munching on her precious plants. So far, she has planted tomatoes, potatoes, melons, and a juneberry. In another protected area of the yard, we have blueberries, thornless blackberries, cherries, and apples. She has plans for many other varieties of edible delights. Erika is adamant about her feelings towards gardening. “I don’t like doing it. I do it out of necessity. We need the garden to survive.” Whatever the reason, I’m glad that she has found a new hobby. More picture to come.   George

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