notes from the garden
April 16th, 2010
The snow is long gone, and the weather is beckoning us to be outside. Â We are finally able to begin cleaning up our gardens and get them in shape for the much anticipated season. Â But, while we were hibernating inside during the long winter, our gardens were under siege by those wascally wabbits!
Even though we may have had our typical rabbit fencing installed, the snow allowed them to climb right over and help themselves to the delicacies which our gardens have to offer. Â They did not hold back this year, eating up to three feet (maybe more, depending on drifting) on everything from Serviceberry to Spruces and everything in between. Â They were desperate with the snow covering everything, they ate anything leaving in their path a wake of destruction. Â So what are we to do with all of our damaged plants?
Some plants, such as Spirea, will take the Rabbit pruning in stride and be flush with new growth come spring. Â While other trees and shrubs may take it more brutally. Â The best thing we can to is to ensure they are caged to prevent further damage, from there its just a waiting game.
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