In the garden

Posted: February 9, 2013 at 2:54 a.m.

Red berries, drought tolerance and vigor make nandina attractive to some gardeners, but the same qualities make others view it as a weed.

Q In the fall, I planted dozens of gorgeous giant pansies, expecting to enjoy them through the coming spring. Soon after planting, something (rabbits or squirrels, I suppose) began feasting on them. Some new growth is appearing now. Is there anything I can do to discourage this unwelcomed activity?

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