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03-01-2004, 07:33 PM
do any of you guys know what kind of flowers that rabbits don't like to eat? I have an office complex that has a courtyard and last year i planted marigolds. Needless to say in a week or so the rabbits ate up almost all 600 i planted. I tried the liquid fence, hot pepper spray, and a few other things and it didn't work. The owner doesn't want marigolds anymore b/c he's afraid that they will be ate no matter what i put on them. Any ideas of what flower they won't eat? I'm looking for something with a lot of color too. Thanks
03-01-2004, 11:35 PM
Dead Rabits don't eat......................................Just kidding
03-01-2004, 11:54 PM
Keep your flowers and get a product called liquid fence, made especially for Deer, Rabbit, and other varmit. They say that it smells for a while, i believe there is rotten eggs in the substance, but after a while the smell goes away and doesn't lose effectivness after rain. Just put it around the perimeter of your property. www.liquidfence.com Good Luck
03-02-2004, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by mulchmonkey2000
I tried the liquid fence, hot pepper spray, and a few other things and it didn't work.
Just a hunch, but I think he tried that.:p
Tried pure cayenne pepper? Pigs blood?
little green guy
03-03-2004, 02:01 AM
did you try a dog yet?
03-03-2004, 09:59 AM
poison flowers they usually try these once but never try ttem again.
I've never had success with repellants, they need to be applied too frequently and after every rain. The only way I've kept rabbits away from flowers is with a fence - and that won't work for your office courtyard. I use chicken wire fencing around individual shrubs/plants which surprisingly isn't too obvious from a distance. Especially if you use the green wire.
If the area is sunny, two flowering plants I have success with are lantana and geraniums. I've heard the aromatic plant Nepeta or 'catmint' will work.
A Google search turned up this info: http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest/factsheets/278-97.htm
Talcum or baby powder will repel rabbits (until it rains).
Thats how I keep them out of my vegatable graden.
Moth balls will work for deer to.
03-04-2004, 01:20 AM
Find a local artist and have them paint flowers on rocks.:D
A Gamo 1000, wrapped in burlap, carried in a golf bag will work when repeated applications are made at dusk and dawn on most vertebrate pest. Just be careful. It looks like a real rifle and is more powerful but makes almost no noise. You may also want to consider introducing outside cats for long term natural control.
03-05-2004, 06:20 PM
thanks for the replys guys.
Swim: i thought about trying the moth balls but wasn't sure how it would look. I suppose if i put them between the flowers they wouldn't be too noticable.
Mats: I had the same problem you did with applying the liquid fence and hot pepper wax only to have it wash away a few hours later. Unfortunatley the wire fence is not an option for me. The flowers are planted along a walkway in the courtyard that leads to the various entrances. That link you provided me seems to have a nice list of flowers. I wanna check out what some other local nursery's have to say. Glad i have a good start though. thanks.
Anyone else have any ideas?
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