Garden Shift: Finding New Places to Blossom

My war with the squirrels took a recent turn. Here’s why. I planted; they nibbled until the new blooms disappeared. They munched on the Shasta Daisy leaves until only stubs remained. Oh and the botanist who insisted that marigolds repeal squirrels, not true. Those little devils uprooted the plants, nibbled on the roots, and then devoured the petals and flowers. After their hearty lunch, the vermin stretched out on the lawn for what I’m convinced was an after meal belch. You can read the entire post on my creativity site, “Garden Shift: Finding New Places to Blossom.”


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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3 Responses to Garden Shift: Finding New Places to Blossom

  1. I read your other post. Very creative answer. Blessings…

  2. jannatwrites says:

    As you said, moving them out front allows others to enjoy their beauty. Sounds like a good solution to me!

    If you continue having trouble with the squirrels, you might try powdered fox urine (we used Shake Away). Yes, it sounds nasty, but it worked when rabbits were eating our plants down to twigs (and then used our drip line as a water fountain.) Since foxes are predators of rabbits, the rabbits smell the urine and avoid the area. The canister says it works for squirrels and gophers, too.

    Good luck! I hope your beautiful garden survives the hungry squirrels.

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