Everybody loves clover!

Like many other non-lawn-obsessed gardeners (in other words, "normal people") white clover makes up a good portion of my lawn. Fortunately I like the way a good patch of clover leaves look, and love having the little white flowers everywhere.

Pretty much everybody else who visits my yard loves the clover too, but I'm not talking about human visitors. I'm talking about the four and six-legged visitors.


Woodchucks eat it. Rabbits love it. Deer graze it. Raccoons? Raccoons probably don't care about it. Squirrels either. Bees? Yes, the honeybees love the blooms! Here's a look...

Hello baby woodchuck, eat all the clover you want. I don't hate you yet!

My neighbor also likes clover, which is good because it means we won't have any issues with "my" clover spreading into his yard - which it has already done.

My philosophy on the lawn is: if visitors to my garden are noticing my lawn and not all of the other plants, I'm doing something wrong. So even if they are crazy obsessive lawn perfectionists, they probably won't notice the clover or say anything bad about it.

So let's just say that everybody loves the clover, and leave it at that.


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PolkaDotGaloshes  – (June 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM)  

I am a clover lover too! But apparently not as much as your fury guests, they seem to go crazy for the stuff! Great captures, especially of the bee. Also love the woodchuck, now that is something we never see! Love it!!

Alan  – (June 29, 2011 at 11:52 AM)  

Julia: I knew you didn't have woodchucks because only those who don't say they love them. :-)

Anonymous –   – (June 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM)  

I actually "planted" clover in my lawn for my deer, and of course the rabbits love it too. It keeps the deer healthier and away from other plants. It's also a nitrogen "fixer." What a great plant!

Casa Mariposa  – (June 30, 2011 at 9:26 PM)  

My organic lawn is full of clover! It enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen at its roots, which just makes the soil healthier. Plus, it never needs water and leaves the bees with a nectar source even during a drought.

JiffyJ  – (July 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM)  

I used to have an indoor bunny. My clover patches were well cared for and used :)

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