Animals – Keeping out of garden

Q: How can I keep neighborhood animals from sleeping among my plants (i.e., red hot pokers, shasta daisies) and flattening them?

A: I saw a magazine article recently where a person described cutting her surplus coathangers into “hairpins” with a point on top.

She put them amongst her lilies and effectively kept her dogs out of them. The dogs didn’t like laying on the sharp points.