By: Kim Charles

Ali Mollanazar shares his early summer garden photos with us from Iran. Always a treat to see this garden from a faraway land!

"Very glad to contact you and my other friendly gardeners around the world again while we are now having our early summer in our country; Iran. In fact, we had a cool spring in our country with lots of rain. So, my garden has been as lush as other people's gardens.
Now, looking at my pictures of the garden taken in the Spring of 2017, I feel some kind of enjoyment and ask myself if you may also like to have a look at them.
By the way, I had an unfortunate experience for the first time after 15 years in my garden. I happened to witness a big snake (about 1 meter long) a month ago and a small snake (about 40 centimeters) a couple of days ago. My friend succeeded in capturing the small snake and letting it free in a far place in the nature. Now, we are afraid that we may face with a further number of them . Because of this situation my family members, specially, my grandsons would not have the opportunity to go to the garden any further. Ideas on how to best get rid of snakes in the garden would be much appreciated. With best wishes, Ali."

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