Rabbits can wipe out plantings overnight with their incessant munching. This bunny is a marsh rabbit, native to the East Coast. It’s not likely to cause garden damage unless you garden near bodies of water, the types of areas it prefers to nest.
As fresh foliage disappears from the winter landscape, rabbits and other creatures start feasting on plants they don’t normally touch. Protect the crowns of plants that fit this category, like coral bells, with chicken wire or hardware cloth. Netting won’t outsmart creatures at this point in the season. Deer will paw it off; rabbits will sit on it and reach through to leaves.
Rabbits make quick work of plants—and they’re not picky. They’ll chow down on your peas, beans, lettuce, petunias and even potted plants. When they’re the culprits behind vanishing plants, you’ll often find leaves missing with stems intact or stubs where an entire plant used to stand. To keep rabbits at bay, try repellents, chicken wire, netting or a free-running dog (with an underground fence). Clean up yard debris that could give rabbits hiding places, and plugs any holes that lead under sheds, decks or porches.
The design of this nursery incorporates a masculine feel for the twin boys while still maintaining a soft aesthetic. For the concept of the room, designers channeled Mom's love for Peter Rabbit and added special touches with a wall decal and hand-painted bunny silhouettes.
As seen on HGTV's Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) shows his soft side while cuddling a baby rabbit during his rounds of chores at John Schalabach's farm in Fredericksburg, Ohio.
Many designers believe that every high-end space should have a few playful elements to add personality and whimsy. To add a lighthearted look to this black and white bathroom, a pair of iron robe hooks featuring male and female rabbit heads were installed on the subway tile wall.
Protect plants and young seedlings from hungry rabbits by covering them with a barrier. This strawberry patch outsmarts rabbits with a pvc-and-hardware-cloth cage that’s lightweight and easy to remove for berry picking. The top of the cage is bird netting, which rabbits can bite through—a feat they can’t achieve with the hardware cloth sides.
Colorful books add a pop of color against the white color scheme of this dresser top stylized decor. Thick white matted picture frames display dainty pictures. A white rabbit bookend doubles as a fun flower display beneath the sunburst frame of the wall mounted mirror.
An original piece of playful art by resident artist Celery Jones depicts a massive bunny holding what looks like a hot air balloon. The black and white painting with a pop of fire engine red coordinates with the bedroom's defined color scheme.