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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 11, 2012 6:37 PM CST

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 11, 2012 6:44 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! This is great! I tip my hat to you.

Welcome! Everyone welcome to the new forum. Thumbs up
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 6:44 PM CST
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 11, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Love it! Thanks Dave! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 11, 2012 7:14 PM CST
Thanks Dave! I tip my hat to you.

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Green Grin! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 11, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Howdy everybody! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Feb 11, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Howdy! Hilarious! Green Grin! Hurray! Welcome! Group hug
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 11, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Welcome! Hey Y'all!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 11, 2012 8:44 PM CST

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Yay! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Now we can talk about any kind of wildlife without risk of being OT!
Welcome!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 12, 2012 5:07 AM CST
I'll most likely visit here to ask how to encourage wildlife- deer, rabbits, raccoons, possums, etc- to hang out in my neighbor's yards rather than mine...

Karen
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 12, 2012 5:57 AM CST
Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2012 7:35 AM CST
kqcrna said:I'll most likely visit here to ask how to encourage wildlife- deer, rabbits, raccoons, possums, etc- to hang out in my neighbor's yards rather than mine.

Rolling on the floor laughing The only way I can think of to keep them out would be to turn your yard into a conservatory or greenhouse by completely enclosing it.


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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 12, 2012 7:45 AM CST
Welcome! I tip my hat to you. Green Grin! Thumbs up Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Group hug Welcome!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 12, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Probably for deer you need fencing. Or a big dog that chases them away. But that would be a great topic for this forum. I don't have any deer so I figgure I am not the right person to start a deer thread but I think we should have one.

On there we could discuss fencing and other methods that have worked for us to keep deer out of the garden. We if any try to attract deer because they like to have them around.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 12, 2012 3:05 PM CST

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Our fence keeps out deer, dogs and hogs (assuming the gates are closed)...things like that. It doesn't keep out raccoons, armadillos, squirrels, snakes...and many other things. Actually the deer in our area don't want to be in our yard...they're very wary of people, probably because of hunting...which isn't allowed inside the subdivision, but it does occur anyway. Even though I feed deer to keep them alive during the worst part of the drought, they are afraid of all humans. The kind of wildlife I am truly afraid of is the wild hogs. I have no pics of them, because even if they were out in daytime (they are usually nocturnal), I wouldn't be out there taking those pics.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Feb 12, 2012 3:11 PM CST
I have heard that wild boar are mean and nasty. Didn't realise that they ran around wild in Texas.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2012 3:12 PM CST
We have Feral Hogs here in Florida too and I'm glad I've never seen one. They can get big (up to 300 lbs) can be aggressive and prey on turtles and other small animals. There are estimates of @ 2 million wild pigs roaming the south!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/07/feral-pigs-florida_...

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw322
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Feb 12, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Pigs are smart. I know they have a bad rep because they like to wallow in the mud and eat and eat. But really they are quite intelligent. That doesn't mean I would like to run into any pigs roaming around though, wild or otherwise.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2012 3:25 PM CST
Two million ... yikes!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 12, 2012 4:31 PM CST

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Estimates on the nonnative feral hogs in Texas range from 1.9 to 4 million of them. They are a danger to other animals and occasionally to humans. The estimated damages to rural farms and ranches, not to mention landscaping around houses is very substantial and hunting (allowed year-round where not otherwise restricted) and trapping just isn't controlling the population.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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