This year’s Big Challenge (i.e., for me that means something that requires a little bit of thought) is the flower beds. They’ve gotten a little ragged looking, and, anyway, I want to put in some new flowers.
One of the things that makes my plant choices a Big Challenge is The Rabbit.
Gardening Tips for Rabbit-Resistant Plants
Last year an adorable young rabbit took up residence in the yard and proceeded to eat all of the zinnia seedlings before moving on to the kale. Granted he did spend most of his time on the Lirope, and we’ve got plenty of that, and we like him, but I don’t really want to spend too much time and money to have it all end up as rabbit chow. (I am actually willing to buy him rabbit chow if he’ll leave the plants alone.)
So, I’ve done a little research to find out which flowers are the least attractive to The Rabbit in the hope that he’ll leave them alone.
I say “in the hope that” because rabbits are, like everyone else, individuals and they have their owns tastes. Or the weather could be bad, and they’ll eat whatever they can find. Or they might just feel like trying a rabbit-resistant plant for the heck of it. You never know.
But to help my odds, I did some research, and I’ve got a list of Possibly Rabbit Resistant Flowers that you might be interested in, too.
Herbs (except Basil)
Pink Sea Thrift
Swan River Daisy
I hope that if you’ve got a bunny problem, the list helps. I’m not saying it’s completely comprehensive, but some of these have got to work no matter what zone you’re in.
Monday, I’ll deal with Challenge #2: The Deer and look for some deer-resistant plants for those of us with that problem.