While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He asked Tom, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?" The rest of the story is not pleasant. —Author unknown

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Deer in the shade garden

Among gardeners, deer have become the most hated animals on the plant. To keep your yard from becoming Bambi’s Salad Bar, you can apply repellents or simply plant things they don’t like. Here are a few perennials for shade that may be the liver-and-onions equivalent for deer (with apologies to those of you who actually LIKE liver and onions!)

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