Accepting what we can't change

Pardon us

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Every garden has problems. No sense going crazy over what we can't change. For instance:


Bunny battles

Heat and drought ought to be enough but no, we have to fend off bunnies, too. Or not -- this garden is in a zoo where thousands of children visit every day. Traps and other visible tactics unfriendly to animals have been removed from the gardeners' bag of tricks. Less visible techniques, such as repellents, can be used only in certain situations where there is no chance they will affect the zoo's rightful inhabitants. With those restrictions, we're left with noticing what the rabbits don't eat and trying to grow more of that. This year we notice that they have steered clear of celosia and salvia in the annual areas, while they keep marigolds and ageratum nibbled to nubs.