Rabbits eating border plants, garden, flowers
Purchased rabbit repellant sprays which do not seem to work. Wondering if there is something else that we can do to prevent the rabbits from eating all of the hostas, border flowers and vegetables? Thank you
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Sadly, if repellents don't work (did you try the repellent from Liquid Fence or Messina? Those companies products are supposed to be the most effective. If their products don't work, then your only chicken wire fence about 24 inches tall and 6 to 8 inches underground. Check at Lowe's, Home Depot, or Wal-Mart for the Messina or the Liquid Fence products.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (2)

Not sure where you live, but here in Chicago we use plants that have textures and smells that rabbits will usually avoid. Ornamental onion/garlic and ornamental sage usually work. Globe Thistle with its thorny texture works, too. Plants with sandpapery leaves like Siberian Bugloss and Lungwort repel them as well. We also use plants that are known to be poisonous like Foxglove or Monkshood. I wish they could do a "trap neuter and release" program for rabbits like they do with feral cats!
Submitted by LucyMcGigs