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Organic Deer Plant Repellent

Got Deer? Keep Em' Out Of Your Gardens

Deer love to munch certain plants and it is rather comical how in one area a garder will have luck with a certain product keeping deer away from their plants and in another area – they ignore the product or repellent all together. It really is the luck of the draw or what the animals get used to in their environments.

The recipe below has had great a wonderful success rate for people in our Northwoods area keeping the deer away from their flower and vegetable gardens.

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3 Things Gardeners Can Do To Help The Declining Honey Bee Population

3 Things Gardeners Can Do To Help The Declining Honey Bee Population


Want to help out declining honey bee populations?  I have put together a list of 3 things gardeners can do to help the declining honey bee population.
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Slugs

Slugs in the Garden

Slugs

Slugs create plenty of damage to fruits, vegetables, plant leaves and seedlings.  What does the damage look like? How can you get rid of these pests in your gardens?

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Safe Solution for Aphids

Safe Solution for Aphids

Safe Solution for Aphids

Every plant can have an aphid issue at some point.  Aphids feed on all plants and leaves by piercing stems and leaves and sucking the fluid out of them. Let’s find out what an aphid is and safe solutions for aphid removal.
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Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly 

 

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The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.

They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers.  The skipper is easy to identify.


It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.

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