Wedding Woes


If you want fruit trees, be prepared to want other things - like flies, wasps, bees, gnats and critters - mice, rats, racoons, armadillos, etc.

Our neighbors have them and our dogs are up barking at all hours of the night from the critters crawling on our fence to get to the fruit at night.

Re: Barbie

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    6fsn6fsn member
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    I want an armadillo
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    thanks for the advice - have you noticed that some fruit is worse than others? 

    The birds got all of my blueberries this past spring, and the squirrels went after the tomatoes. 

    DH and I were talking about armadillos the other day - I heard that they are garden pests in TX - we figured Rogue would have fun with them - she'd think they were toys. 
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    Fig trees are beacons for birds and bugs. My lemon tree didn't get many attacks, though.
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    I was looking more towards citrus (oranges/lemons/limes/kumquats) and pomegranate, possibly pecans
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    We had an orange tree in PHX, and it didn't attract anything. Of course, there's little to attract in PHX, but what there was didn't seem especially interested. 
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    All fruit trees around here are bad re: bugs and critters, IMO.

    FTR, the dogs ARE inside at night.  See, we have these things called windows - do you have them in your area?  Maybe not.  They're clear barriers traditionally put in homes, offices and cars - you can see straight through them.  Anyways.  When they hear something scampering through the back yard, the dogs look through the windows and go BSC.
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    we're used to the dogs (well, the little one) going BSC at night - the plow sets him off, and we've had plenty of that the last few months. 

    Rogue is pretty quiet - it takes a lot to get her to bark. 

    critters don't bother them (at least for now) - we've got groundhogs, raccoons, skunks, and a fox in our neighborhood. 
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