Gardening on a mountainside in a sparsely populated area means that I don’t deal very often with hungry deer or rabbits coming out of the forest. I do, however, have ample leafy hiding places for slugs and snails, my constant enemies. Though I am vigilant about removing the pests and setting beer traps (I also brew beer so I have a lot of sub-par bottles hanging around), In the end my best defense is psychological, and is one of the very first things I learned in gardening. George Schenk said it best: "Above all, the best means of dealing with garden pests is often the practice of tolerance: accepting the fact that a certain portion of the garden is going to be eaten." In the spirit of cooperation, therefore, I sometimes plant particularly relished plants as slug decoys. Two small Campanula carpatica ‘white clips’ plants serve this purpose admirably to protect my Asarum canadensis, and though I really don’t care about the harebells, they have grown despite their stripped stems, and even flower. What’s your worst garden pest, and how do you cope with their damage?