Tag: Rabbit Damage

Garden Updates: Hellebores, Crocuses, Lurie Garden, And More

It is now officially spring, snow has melted, buds are budding, and it seems like a good time for an overview of recent developments. So most of the garden still looks like this, but there are green bits emerging and even a few flowers.

That Gnawing Feeling

Rabbit

So before I write about spring cleanup in the garden, which is going pretty well, I have to touch on an unpleasant subject. Namely, my failure to protect all my woody plants from girdling.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Beware!

Oh, the wages of indolence. Last year I wrapped my young trees in hardware cloth to protect them from rabbits and voles. This year, however, I got distracted by other things. And then it got so cold. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when I found much of the bark chewed off the lower trunk …