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wouldn't have been planted.
"I spent days sticking sticks in the
ground," he said.
He wasn't done, either. Monroe filled
out his hedges with rooted seedlings he
purchased for 15 cents apiece, finding
they started best when he planted them
in rosin paper. Nylon cloth doesn't work
nearly as well, he said.
The bushes now reach 10-foot heights,
and are so big and wide, it's hard to do
justice to the sweeping scale of their
rolling rows in a photo taken at ground
level. Walking up the lane aside Busch,
searching for a spot to frame up one of
those photos, leaves rustle within the thick
hedge, and a rabbit explodes along its
outer edge before ducking back in.
While the rabbits always have seemed
to do well within the forsythias, one
winter, Monroe thought his forsythias
might not stand the rabbits. With snow on
the ground for about a month, the rabbits

Growing Native
Whil e forsy thia is a popul ar
ornamental planting, it no longer is
planted on game lands or offered for
sale by Howard Nursery because native
trees and shrubs have shown to be more
beneficial for wildlife. Howard Nursery's
annual sale of tree and shrub seedlings
begins each year in early January, when
order forms featuring the year's lineup
of seedlings is posted to the Game
Commission's website.

started to strip off the forsythias' bark.
"I thought, well, there goes all my
bushes," Monroe said. "But they survived."
These days, Monroe said, come fall,
it's nothing to see two, three or four rabbits
on the road. And while he hunts them only
occasionally, it's always a memorable day
when he does.

My friend Steve Snyder, pictured on right, and I went rabbit hunting for three hours in the
early season. I got two, he shot one, and we were happy we had a good day. In the late season,
we got together with one of Steve's friends, George Hefflin, pictured on left, and his three
well-trained rabbit dogs. We set out from the house and started up through the garden where I
have a lot of bushes planted. We didn't go 75 feet and the dogs were on a rabbit. Wow! What
a good start! That rabbit got past me - twice - without me seeing him. But soon I heard Steve
shoot - one down. As we continued up through the garden, we missed one, and got one. When
the dogs got into the maze of forsythia hedges, we positioned ourselves at the corners. Soon,
a rabbit flew out of the upper corner. I shot, and to my surprise, I got it! Next, Steve shot on
the other side - another down.
Watching with excitement, a rabbit
then came out of the bushes, right
at me, then saw me and turned
downhill. I got lucky again! By
the time it was over, we had nine
of them there "wascally wabbits,"
and we didn't walk more than 300
yards that day. It sure pays to plant
bushes to make habitat. And with
my forsythias, they look beautiful
in the springtime, too.

- Monroe Busch,
Glenville, Pa.
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