We did a makeover of the east garden on Tuesday night. On Wednesday after work we found that the squirrels had a heyday with the strawberry plants, as they have been known to do before, so Kate had to do a lot of replanting. That made me not wait for the weekend and I stopped off after work today and got a bag of straw. We use straw to protect the small plants and roots over these cool nights and ultimately winter. In the spring we remove as much as we can and put it in the path between the gardens to inhibit weed growth.