Wow, can you believe that?! "Rabbits consider Hyacinth Bean plants a delicacy!" That is a quote from several sources.
And I have a yard full of hungry rabbits ...
... and baby bunnies.
And tender Hyacinth Bean plants ... oh no!
I was so excited the other day to see that the Hyacinth Bean seeds I'd planted had germinated, broken through the soil, and were growing fast. And then I was thinking, gosh Hyacinth Bean plants look similar to Peas and Beans. I wonder ... do rabbits ... eat them? My first thought was "Duh!" And then, "Oh no!"
I rushed to look it up on the Internet, and found out not only do rabbits eat them, they actually consider them a delicacy! I guess I can see why.
But we can't have this! So I ran to the garage, grabbed some simple wire fencing material, and created a rudimentary protective cage around the tender plants.
It doesn't look very impressive, but hopefully it will keep the rabbits away until the young Hyacinth Bean vines have a chance to establish their footing.
By the end of the summer, hopefully they'll be gracefully arching up and over the arbor.
Speaking of gracefully arching, the Mock Orange I described in my last post is now in full bloom, so I had to share...
Next up: Garden Lessons Learned during the spring of 2012 and Seasonal Celebrations with Donna at Gardens Eye View. It sure has been an educational season!