High and Out of Reach

One of my favorite plants is William Bartram’s Evening Primrose (Oenothera grandiflora).  I purchased the original seeds at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia.  The instructions said they were difficult to germinate, so I was thrilled when I was able to grow them.

Unfortunately over the past few years, the rabbits have taken to eating them or just biting the stems in half.  This year, I was determined to grow some Primrose to replenish my seed supply. I managed to get six plants to grow in pots and elevated them in a tall planter.

It worked and the Evening Primroses bloomed.  Soon I will be able to collect seeds for next year.

23 Comments on “High and Out of Reach”

  1. Aha! Automatic Gardener: one, Rabbits: nil.

  2. Christina says:

    That’s it, find a way to outwit the enemy.

  3. Very sneaky, love it.

  4. Ann Coleman says:

    That’s a smart way to outwit the rabbits. Just hope they don’t have access to a ladder.

  5. shoreacres says:

    What a clever solution. Good for you — but not so good for the rabbits! I have visions of them standing on one another’s shoulders…

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