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7/9/2014 5:33:28 AM
What about SAGE or LILAC. By the way the CHARACTER COUNTER does not workReply: twodogkd
I love horses and dogs and lived with both and like others smells are not an issue.

I also like the smell of sage, there are a variety of types of sage, desert sage smells good.  That said perhaps you wiould not like the sage smell.  To me it is one of the BEST smells there is, it is the smell of nature.

Another alternative would be lilac but I think that needs moist weather but I am not sure.  My sister has some growing at her home in Carlsbad CA
7/6/2014 2:36:05 PM
Rabbit Deterrent / Country SmellsReply: Hugh
Like, but not quite, from a Viet Nam movie, "I love the smell of horses in the morning." If that smell is not for you then you're in the wrong place. LOL - I like that rabbit deterrent sprinkler solution - just don't let the water police and tattle-tellers catch you doing it excessively.
7/6/2014 9:25:27 AM
rabbit deterrentReply: lid

We use a device that you hook up to your hose called a "ScareCrow Sprinkler" it has a motion detector a shoots a 3 second burst of water, it has kept the rabbits off our small lawn day and night (also startled a few guests). 

7/5/2014 12:06:18 PM
Country SmellsReply: Sandy
I have to agree with Hugh -- all of these smells just come along with living in the "Country"! My sister is a city girl and complains about my horse smell when she comes to visit.  When I told her "I loved it" she thought I was nuts.  I love the sounds and smells of all the animals as they remind of why we moved here!  
7/5/2014 10:10:34 AM
Reply to 'Need Advice'Reply: Hugh
As far as I know there is nothing you're going to 'plant' that will dispell the wonderful smell of horses, dogs, cats and all the other criters we have in this area. It's why we live out here. It's country living.
7/4/2014 5:45:45 PM
Need adviceReply: Maven
Hi Folks, I need some advice. Between my neighbor's horses to the north and the dogs to the south, hot days get a little fragrant around here. I would like to plant something that smells nice to help with the odor. Obviously I need something that will thrive here in spite of the heat/frost. And, I need something rabbits won't eat. Star Jasmine? What has worked for you? Help me out, please!
9/8/2010 10:32:35 PM
ARGH! Rabbits.Reply: Laurie
Thinking further about it, I'm now convinced that we had to use 1/2" chicken wire to protect our plantings from the rabbits.   I think that they still got through the 1"...
9/7/2010 9:47:23 PM
ARGH! Rabbits.Reply: Laurie
We had similar problems trying to start our lawn from seed.  Rabbits would graze on the new shoots, ripping them out of the ground by the roots.  And they got to other new plantings as well.

We had success with chicken wire around new plantings that they liked to knaw on - but that wire HAS to be smaller than 1" in diameter - otherwise they CAN squeeze their bodies through it.   We saw them actually get through (not over!) the larger diameter wire.

Good luck!
9/3/2010 10:50:07 AM
ARGH! Rabbits.Post: Nathan
Any good suggestions on how to keep rabbits from eating my boysenberries? There is a lot more rabbits on this side of the lake. I never had problems with them at my other house. They eat my boysenberry bushes to the ground. I tried to plant them and put a 5gal. bucket around them and they still get whatever is out of the bucket. I was thinking of building a wall at least 2ft. tall and planting them there. I also thought of getting some PVC about 12+inch. in diameter and just plant them higher up off the ground. Any suggestions would be great. Maybe it is not even the rabbits as I had these in my front yard at my other house and I had a bunch of rabbits there with no problems.
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