Breakdown of 2022 Garden In A Box Offerings

 

Q: “There are a lot of rabbits where I live. Will any Garden In A Box kits survive hungry bunnies? When planting new plants, I’m trying to plant as native as possible. Is there a breakdown of how many native plants each garden has?”

A: Our 2022 spring Garden In A Box collection has been finalized, but where to start!? With so many unique and varied garden options, choosing the best option for your yard can be tough. We broke down a few highlights for each garden below to help make that choice a little easier ahead of the spring sale.

In order to view which plants are rabbit/deer resistant, native, plus other features, visit the individual page of any garden, scroll down a bit and click the blue “Download PDF” button on the right hand side. This will bring you to the garden’s Plant Info sheet which lists each plant and provides what it’s resistant to, details on sun exposure, bloom time, and more

 

Here’s a breakdown of the number of plants in each garden that are deer/rabbit resistant, native, and other highlights:

Pollinator Patchwork – Coming Soon!
75 sq. ft. | Full sun

8/11
 resistant to deer
4/11 resistant to rabbits
5/11 Colorado native
Great for high altitude gardeners!


Native Nectar
100 sq. ft. | Full sun

8/11
resistant to deer
3/11 resistant to rabbits
All Colorado natives!
Provides great height!


Purple Reign
60 sq. ft. | Part shade


7/10
resistant to deer
4/10 resistant to rabbits
1/10 Colorado native


Splendid Seasons
200 sq. ft. | Full sun

9/13
resistant to deer
8/13 resistant to rabbits
11/13 Colorado native
Covers 200 sq. ft. – our largest garden yet!


Shades of Summer
100 sq. ft. | Part shade

8/8
resistant to deer
5/8 resistant to rabbits
1/8 Colorado native


Colorado Oasis
60 sq. ft. | Adaptable

4/8 resistant to deer
3/8 resistant to rabbits
All Colorado natives!
Adaptable sun exposure – great for areas not truly full sun or part shade


Hummingbird Delight
60 sq. ft. | Full sun

8/11
resistant to deer
7/11 resistant to rabbits
8/11 Colorado native


It’s important to note that planting deer or rabbit resistant plants is a good first step to making sure your plants don’t get nibbled on by these neighborhood critters, but to ensure success we recommend taking other precautions. Hungry bunnies and deer will eat anything if they’re hungry enough! This article from CSU Extension goes into detail on methods for deterring deer, many of which can also be effective at ensuring rabbits to ravage your plants as well.

Still unsure how to plan for a new Garden In A Box? Visit WaterwiseYards.org to browse completed water-saving projects and stories uploaded by neighbors across the Front Range so see how others incorporated these gardens into their own landscapes. 


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