When spring arrives and your bulb flowers start to poke up out of the ground, they are often fall victim to rabbits. Rabbits are even more excited than you are to see the first green sprouts coming up out of the ground after a long and barren winter, and they can not wait to eat these sprouts. Being low feeders, rabbits pay special attention to newly sprouted flowers, but will most likely ignore them once they grow taller. Therefore, you will only need to protect your newly sprouted spring bulbs from rabbits for a short time.
Put up a temporary rabbit fence using chicken wire and stakes. Rabbit fences must be at least 2 feet high and should be securely anchored at the bottom to keep rabbits from burrowing under.
Lay chicken wire flat over your flower garden as an alternative to a fence. Anchor the fence to the ground with wire U-clamps. Your plants can safely grow through the chicken wire. This also will keep squirrels from digging up your bulbs.
Hang Mylar tape and balloons around your flower garden. As the wind blows, the movement of the Mylar tape will startle rabbits and keep them away.
Spray your flower garden with a homemade, non-toxic repellent. Mix together one chopped Spanish onion, one jalapeno pepper, one tablespoon of cayenne pepper and two quarts of water. Boil for 20 minutes, cool and strain the liquid into a yard sprayer.