Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rabbits... Stinkin' Rabbits!

One of my favorite plants for shade is tiarella, also known as foam flower.  Above is a picture of what it should look like.  This picture is from Kathy Wieditz of Glorified Weeds Perennials.  

Here's what MY tiarella looks like in my shade garden

Again, the picture is taken with my iPhone so I apologize for the blurriness - but you'll notice something missing.  Each of the foamy flowers have been chewed off!  I've had these in another part of my yard for four years and I've never had any rabbit damage to them, but apparently these must be pretty tasty. 

So... do I move them?  Leave them and appreciate the foliage?  Or put out rabbit traps? 


  1. Awh, that's a darn shame! Just my opinion, but I'd just leave them. Maybe next year the rabbits will have moved on. If not, maybe replace it with something rabbits don't like as much.

  2. Wascally wabbits.

  3. What a shame to have lost all the foam flowers! Hopefully the bunny will move on and not come back for more.

  4. Hmmm, that is exactly what my tiarella look like this year as well. I wondered if rabbits were getting in under the fence. Arghh! :)