A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Who's been eating my tulips?


At 3:45 PM, Blogger Sylvana said...

Did I already tell you my technique for keeping browsers away from my plants? Take bunches of cat and/or dog hair and push them into the ground around the plants. This should last all year, although the last time I did it for some of my plants was three years ago and it is still working!

At 11:11 PM, Blogger OldRoses said...

That's a really great idea and I have LOTS of cat hair. I'm conflicted about it, though. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the entire country. I'm always amazed at the amount of wildlife that manages to survive. The poor bunnies and squirrels have to eat too. I feel badly depriving them, especially since I am totally organic. I shudder at the thought of the amount of poisons they must consume when visiting neighboring gardens. Thanks for the great idea. Maybe I will use it selectively, just for those things that I really, really don't want to be eaten.

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Sylvana said...

I only use it selectively- like for the plants that cost me a fortune, my tulips since they only get one chance to flower for the year, and the ones that the rabbits like to eat to the ground. As far as the rabbits having food- they have plenty. They are just eating your flowers because they are tasty little treats.


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