With a bunny.
That's right folks, I'm dukin' it out with the cutest little brown bunny of all time. I hate to do it, but I don't really see a viable way around it.
At first the little bugger was eating the grass. I have zero problemo with that. Less for me to mow! And s/he is Oh-So-Cute when it darts up & down the garden path as if it's doing laps. It gives me a little smile when I think about *how* adorable that is.
So, "What's the problem?" you might be asking yourself.
I'll tell you what the problem is! The creature is eating my toad lilies! My favorite plant in my yard! If s/he would have just stuck to the ugly bushes or hostas, I would not be mad at it. I thought the slugs were getting to the toad lilies as they were coming up. Nope: Baby Bunnies. I totally caught it this morning, red f'ing handed. And, of course, it just hopped a few feet away under our rhododendron & looks up at me all innocent-like. As if to say: "Who, me?"
Why do bunnies have to be so cute?
Anyways, I can't stand for the decimation of my favorite plant, no matter how cute the eater is. Thus, I will be bringing out the bloodmeal, cayenne pepper spray, and, if I can coax Mr. Radish to pee in a cup, urine (desperate times call for desperate measures!). If this doesn't work, I will move to that spray stuff that bunnies & deer don't like.
What do you do to keep the bunnies away from your favorite plants? Unfortunately a fence is not an option in this case.