In the spring, a number of wildflowers, such as dandelions, buttercups, and some lovely purple things, pop up in our yard. I'm in Massachusetts, United States, so that means April and May. Others appear later and stay through the summer.
Each year we're blessed with up to three generations of bunnies out there. Although they eat a wide variety of things, they seem to prefer something that looks like white clover. I think one reason is because it lasts longer than the rest. For instance, it's mid-July right now, and most other things have already gone by, but that clover is everywhere.
We try to leave it for a while, and when my husband mows the lawn, he avoids some spots so as not to interfere with the needs of the rabbits. However, there does come a time when he really needs to mow the whole lawn, and all of the clover tops are lost. Also, at some point they do go by, and all the bunnies are not yet fully grown.
Is there a way to grow that, or a similar type of clover, outside in a shallow container? It has to be no taller than 3" or so in order for the littlest bunnies to reach, but can go up to 6" or more for the older ones. Picking the clover itself is not an option, because once it's been pulled out of the ground they don't go near it.
For all those who think that bunnies are annoying and clover's a weed, I'll start by saying we love both, and this is a genuine request!
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