supporting Crocosmia

teri2(7B TN)June 13, 2010

My Lucifers are just opening and it looks like a really good show this year (year 4, I think). But they always need help keeping their almost 4 ft. leaves upright. I'm hoping maybe you have some clever ways to support them without it being so obvious as the twine and stake method I use.

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

How about some of those tough wire hoops - as for tomatoes, gladiolus, or delphinium - and painted black (or something definitely obvious. There's no need to hide them if they're interestingly made)?

Or an old sewing machine frame or wrought iron table base/chairs in interesting rust, or discreet, or gaudy paint?

Or brush cut as supports for garden peas? Or, if your garden is 'rustic' - driftwood and rocks. They definitely go beautifully with both.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 4:18AM
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