Thursday, May 31, 2007

Garden Enemy #1

This little baby rabbit was spotted outside the lower level window. He is one of a family of bunnies that live under our deck (much to the dismay of my husband). They're favorite food is almost anything in my flower garden ( much to MY dismay!). I have learned over the last few years not to plant sweet pea or cosmos. But now they have started eating things that they aren't supposed to, like marigolds and purple coneflower. But fortunately, Ihave a secret weapon called pepper wax spray. It's about $9 bucks a bottle, but it works. And once the flowers have reached a certain height they should leave things alone. I have found some plants that they don't seem to nibble, such as catmint, russian sage, yarrow, stonecrop, and salvia. I'll probably end up buying more of those in the future, so I can avoid all the spraying. And, don't worry, the spray doesn't hurt the bunnies.
This a good picture of our cat, Tigger, looking very regal I thought. He looks as though he is pondering the problems of the world, or maybe just a fly on the wall, he he! I love him to bits, even though he can be very obnoxious! But he is very patient, esp. with Sabrina. And he loves attention from anyone! Well, soon I hope to show some pix of my lastest creations for Rosanna. Bye for now! :)

1 comment:

Denise M. DesLauriers said...

Hey Sis,
Love the pictures! Just read in a gardening mag that it really is true that rabbits love clover. So don't kill it if it starts growing in your yard or grow a small patch. It is supposed to distract them from the stuff you don't want them to eat. Of course there are still no guarantees. ;o)

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