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Lessons from the Rose Garden 

For a few years now our rose garden bed has been ravaged by a deer in the summertime. No matter how much we talked to it, that it could eat anything except the roses or the succulents on the patio, the deer kept coming back. The plants had ravishing blooms in the springtime, but soon became stubs with no flowers and few leaves. 

This spring, as a gift to me, my husband Michael cleaned up the rose bed, weeded it, added soil and mulch, and put up post with two wires for an electric fence. This was especially…

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