What Experts Tell Us About Rabbits and Gardens

Keeping Rabbits out of your vegetable and flower gardens

 

Rabbits are cute and fun to watch…. But not so much when they eat your plants and flowers.

Experts say that there are plants that rabbits won’t eat, although, if they are hungry enough, they will eat those as well. So, the experts propose the use of a combination of repellents, diversions, and barriers.

Rabbits are picky about scents. When using repellents, it is suggested to alternate different ones so that the rabbits don’t get

Keeping Rabbits out of your vegetable and flower gardens.

*Some info from various sites*

Rabbits are cute and fun to watch…. But not so much when they eat your plants and flowers.

Experts say that there are plants that rabbits won’t eat, although, if they are hungry enough, they will eat those as well. So, the experts propose the use of a combination of repellents, diversions, and barriers.

Rabbits are picky about scents. When using repellents, it is suggested to alternate different ones so that the rabbits don’t get used to one single scent.

I think most would realize that rabbits are most seen in the evenings or late afternoon. So, these are the best times to use the repellants

If you do not wish to utilize repellants, there are natural tricks to keep these cute little bunnies from eating your gardens.

  • Hair from humans is one trick that is said to be successful, pepper,
  • Plants that rabbits don’t like are snapdragons, petunias, peony, basil, lavender, oregano, and sage. Of course, that’s not to say they are 100% proof.
  • More things that experts say deter rabbits are leaves with spikes and jagged edges, toxic flowers, strong-smelling leaves, and flowers such as mint and lavender, sappy and fuzzy plants.
  • How about scrubs: try butterfly bushes, boxwood, blue star juniper, holly, Japanese, rose, and lavender plants.
  • And maybe some perennials: Daylily, poppy, snow in summer, delphinium, bleeding hearts, torch Lilly, bee balm, and silver mound artemisia
  • Trees that bunnies avoid include: geraniums, Japanese maples, hawthorn, magnolia
  • They also don’t seem to like daffodils, bluebells, or  iris
  • Annuals that bunnies avoid are: Geranium, Pot marigold, and wax begonias
  • Three known foliage plants that experts reveal are not liked by rabbits are lamb’s ears, silver mound, and blue fescue ornamental grass.

*Some info from various sites*

Updated 12/07/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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