Posts tagged "Garden Pests"

This is NOT a Garden Water Feature, Chicago

This is NOT a Garden Water Feature, Chicago
This past weekend I made a quick stop at the apartment of a friend of a friend and spotted this water feature in the building’s courtyard. I’m not going to diss the attempt at landscaping that can be seen at the edges of the photograph. I am, however, going to diss what has become of... Read more »

Combat Mosquitoes in the Garden

Combat Mosquitoes in the Garden
According to Chicago Breaking News, a pool of mosquitoes in Evanston has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The majority of people who contract West Nile Virus usually have no symptoms or show very little symptoms. People who have contracted West Nile Virus may show signs of “fever, headache, body aches, skin rash or swollen lymph glands.”... Read more »

Chicago Going to the Birds with "Tweet Home Chicago"

The City of Chicago and its partners are inviting Chicagoans to participate in a bird house design and build competition. Tweet Home Chicago aims to raise awareness about the imporantance of birds and bird habitat in Chicago. Don’t let the overabundance of pigeons fool you, Chicago is home to 80 native bird species that nest here. During the... Read more »
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Wildlife Resistant Garden Bulbs, Oh Deer!

In my urban garden I don’t face many of the same pests that other gardeners in the Chicagoland area have to deal with. We have no deer in my neighborhood, the squirrels rarely visit my garden, rabbits and raccoons are rare. If you have trouble keeping flowers because they’re always being eaten by some animal... Read more »