Animal deterrents needn’t be ugly. This solution to a common problem became a whimsical bit of art in the garden of Brian Higley and Meg Rasmussen in Beacon, New York. Brian says, “Before our sedum plants filled in our nice concrete dish/pot, there was a problem with the neighborhood cats using it for their daily business. We wanted to keep out the cats while keeping it interesting. We wove an attractive and effective barrier out of sticks to keep the kitties out. It worked well. Once the plants filled in it was still an interesting feature, so we left it intact.”
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