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Revisiting Katie’s garden in Ohio, Day 2

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler

Happy Independence Day, everyone! And welcome to Day 2 in Katie’s Kagler’s garden in Hudson, Ohio. In case you missed yesterday’s batch of photos, check them out HERE. Today’s batch includes Katie’s pond and veggie garden, and a few other scenes. 

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler

She says, “The veggie garden has been bountiful. I have had a ton of sugar snap peas and strawberries. The lettuce was fabulous and I’ve picked a ton. The tomatoes are not happy this year, but the green beans should be a bumper crop and I’ve had enough asparagus to feed us four or five times.”

Thanks, Katie. Your garden is wonderful. We’ll look forward to photos from fall!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Katie Kagler

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  1. Miyako 07/04/2013

    I can just admire those hostas all day!

  2. bee1nine 07/04/2013

    Katie, All has been delightfully lovely! - Despite the rabbit
    problems, I like your bunny bench!!

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    meander_michaele 07/04/2013

    Wow, Hosta heaven! Each grouping is more glorious than the next. So, Katie, with all those lushly leafed plants, what is your secret in guarding them from being devoured by slugs? Wouldn't it be nice if rabbits had hoity toity taste buds and liked slugs for an appetizer (hey, we can call them "escargot" if that helps make them sound yummier to the bunnies).
    Your vegetable garden layout looks so user friendly...very impressive.

  4. dukeofargy 07/04/2013

    Love it. especially the veggie garden. Do you find that the chickens made havoc in the gardens?

  5. tractor1 07/04/2013

    Great veggie garden and looks well fenced for deer.

    Happy 4th all!

  6. joygarden 07/04/2013

    The clematis against the house are lovely. Exactly what did you provide for them to climb? Re the far one, not yet in blossom, there is a lot of vegetation there. What variety? Do you cut back or let it ramble ever-farther?

  7. user-1020932 07/04/2013

    i'm always jealous of those who can host hosta,,,,,,,,dukeofargy, i keep looking for chickens! katie do you have chickens?

  8. Wife_Mother_Gardener 07/04/2013

    Very nice! Happy Fourth!

  9. Zinnia1 07/04/2013

    Thank you for all the nice comments! To answer a couple of questions.... The clematis that is not in bloom is fall clematis, and yes, I cut all the clematis down to about 12" every year. And on the clematis wall there is a grid off string and eye hooks for them to climb. No chickens!!! And Daniela (?) from Hudson, you can come see the garden anytime. My email address is in the Hudson garden club membership book. Happy to show you around!!!

  10. user-1020932 07/04/2013

    what in the world is your secret for having NO slugs? and i sense another gpod meeting / daniela and katie

  11. Zinnia1 07/04/2013

    I have absolutely no idea, but I've never seen one slug in my yard. Only bunnies and deer!

  12. Zinnia1 07/04/2013

    And I meant to mention about someone commenting on the Plant Skyyd - it does work great in my planters because chipmunks will dig in my planters, and when I add that they go away. But, I cannot put it around the plants in the garden because of my dog. It says it's not safe.

  13. user-1020932 07/04/2013

    katie, i use PlantSkydd all the time . it's EPA exempt as it's only dried blood, mineral oil. the only caveat i have ever read says to keep the dogs away until it's dried because they LIKE it. it can also be used on food crops but i'm not sure i would want to use it on vegetables . it's REALLY REALLY foul smelling stuff! the big problem would be for the dog to get it on it's fur and carry that smell inside the house. not sure you could ever get it out of upholstery or carpeting

  14. Chefin1950 07/04/2013

    Now I'm really confused. When someone yesterday suggested you get a cat to control the rabbit population, I was going to suggest a dog – our dog won't let anything furry into the yard – works like a charm! Perhaps you need to train your dog to chase things...? Lovely garden, especially all the hostas!

  15. GrannyMay 07/04/2013

    Katie, I was the person who recommended PlantSkydd yesterday. I use it and love it, mainly to protect plants from the deer, but it works for rabbits too. I keep my dog away from it till it dries, then tell her to "Leave it" because the smell does attract her when it is fresh. Your garden seems to be doing marvellously in spite of the pests.

    Chefin1950, my dog chases rabbits every chance she gets, but at my place even a pack of dogs could not keep all the rabbits away all the time. There are too many places for the rabbits to hide that dogs cannot get to, they don't go far, and the minute your back is turned they are back.

  16. cwheat000 07/04/2013

    Thank you for all the pictures. Give an extra biscuit to that super cute pooch. He/she has too many bunnies to hunt.

  17. Zinnia1 07/04/2013

    Thank you for the information on the plantskydd. I didn't realize that is what it is. ill give it another try. As for the pooch, she chases them all the time but even she can't seem to keep up with them! I think it was just a bumper crop of rabbits this year. I've never had this problem this bad before.

  18. user-1020932 07/04/2013

    my rabbit population plummeted with the arrival of red tail hawks,,, they always leave 2 / food insurance i guess

  19. Zinnia1 07/04/2013

    I have to agree with tntreeman big time about the hawks, you jogged my memory. We had several red tails for the last few years and they have disappeared. And now this is the worst bunny year. Fascinating that they leave a few.....

  20. user-1020932 07/04/2013

    katie, perhaps we should take up falconry as well as gardening

  21. Microglo 07/05/2013

    I had a rabbit problem until I bought several rubber snakes from the dollar store and placed them on my garden paths. Haven't had a bunny problem since. It's worth a try!

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