I'm no master gardener. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Every year when our little school hosts its annual plant sale, I buy a few flats of flowers. And some herbs (which actually do pretty well, probably because they know how much I need them). And usually one tomato plant which produces exactly one tomato all summer.
You get the idea. My thumb is pretty much brown.
So I buy the flats of annuals, bring them home, and then I let them sit on my patio for a few weeks while it tries to warm up around here. No, they don't go in the ground right away--I really do let them sit for a while. I think they need to get acclimated to the new atmosphere.
Or I need to get my brain around the back aching work it will be to actually put them into the ground.
Anyway, last year I bought some dahlias that I thought looked pretty.
And they were beautiful, but the blooms never seemed to last for more than a day. I couldn't figure it out.
Until one Saturday as B and I were walking through our local French Market (oh, another post idea for another day!) and we saw a woman selling a product called "Bunny Buster."
It was like a light bulb went off in both of our heads at the same time. We looked at each other and said, "Bunnies!" Of course! That's what was eating our lovely dahlias.
So we shelled out $12 for some Bunny Buster and sprayed all our flowers. It worked. It really worked, and we had some beautiful blooms for most of the rest of the summer. But twelve bucks? Seriously?
Fast forward to this summer, and I think I had a brain cramp because once again I bought a flat of dahlias from our little school's plant sale. What was I thinking? Obviously, I wasn't thinking.
Anyway, once again my dahlias are growing, but not producing blooms.
I think those bunnies are getting fat off of our garden again.
So I come before you today, dear loyal readers, and ask for your help. Can anyone tell me how to keep those bunnies off of my flowers?? They don't seem to like any other flower in my yard except the dahlias.
Does anyone know of a homemade remedy like Bunny Buster that could keep them out of my garden?
Otherwise it's back to the French Market to buy some more Bunny Buster. Looks like the kids will be eating mac & cheese for the next couple weeks.