Talking about these? I don't think they self sow but a lot of people plant them in strange places like the middle of the lawn. I guess because they just pop up and bloom with no leaves. Sort of a plant joke. LOL
They don't generally eat poisonous things, but most of her back garden (where these pink things were) is an apple orchard. If the horses get loose they tend to gravitate there. We "let" her grow anything she wants in the front of the house, they can't get there.
It's just precaution. A lot of these horses aren't ours and we need to be especially careful.
Will they dig up bulbs? I don't know if this helps but my neighbors across the road have horses and there are daylilies growing in the field and the horses apparently don't bother them. There's also trumpet vine and pokeweed growing up against their fence and the horses haven't eaten those.
My mailbox is over there and I used to use Roundup to keep the trumpet vine from swallowing my mailbox but I just use the weed trimmer and pruners now because I imagine it would hurt the horses if they should nibble on anything there.
Nope, they wouldn't dig them up. But who knows what might happen?
When it comes to other people's beasts, I err on the side of caution. My mother's dogs DO dig stuff up and carry it around all over the place. They don't go in the front garden, it's completely seperate from the rest of the property, that's why she has free range there but not in the back.
In general, horses are pretty smart. In summer when things are in bloom, they won't touch anything poisonous. In the winter when everything is dried up and icky, they will, accidentally. Whatever it is that warns them off in the summer, (I'm guessing smell) isn't there in the winter.
So, it's probably WAY overkill to be so cautious...but *shrug*...I can live with being called a worry wart. ; )
Sides, if we give on magic frilly elfie lillies, who knows what else she'd try to plant. I'd go out there and find azaleas in the window boxes on the barn. ; )
Hi Luna, glad you cleared that up, I was a bit lost with your post too.
My daughter lives next to a cow pasture, she checks with her vet. and garden center befores she plants anything close to the fence that the cows might nibble on. The cows are not there every year, the farmer rotates between corn, wheat and cows. It is fun to sit in her living room and see the cows looking at you. LOL