Green Room: Keeping Critters Out with a Stylish Garden House

By: Paul Cox
Carmen's Command to Live

Carmen's Command to Live

All photos courtesy of Carmen Collins

All photos courtesy of Carmen Collins

Atlanta gardener Carmen Collins had a critter problem in her backyard garden. She didn't always see the offender, but found the evidence: nibbled fruit and veggies.

Keeping critters out of the garden is a tough task, for sure. A screen simply placed over her raised beds wouldn't do. Carmen wanted a productive garden, and a way of protecting her garden that would be both beautiful and functional. Her solution needed to be a centerpiece for entertaining and a place she could enjoy her favorite pastime.

She calls her remedy for garden pests a "critter screen house." Take a look:

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