Is this Garden Junk?

pixie_louMay 31, 2012

My alliums were done blooming. So I cut off the spikes and spray painted them and added them to my patio pots. My DD calls them fireworks! I have more of them - but I need to buy more colors of spray paint and I need to finish potting up my gerbera daisies.

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laurastheme(8)

How creative. I never would have thought of that.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 10:58PM
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marylee_2010

Very neat idea. I have some alliums. I will try that. Thank you for sharing this idea.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:07PM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

Love it. Only 2 of my alliums came up this year (3rd yr). One of the things I like about them is how long they last and still look good. I am going to try this with my 2

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 6:45AM
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pixie_lou

I already painted silver and red. I want to get some blue paint. Then on July 4 I can pull them out of their plants, put them in their own pot as my patio table centerpiece.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 7:36AM
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spedigrees z4VT

That's a cool idea, Pixielou! I wonder how long they will hold up once dried and painted.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 10:29AM
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jeannespines

GJ is in the eye of the beholder! ;-)

Cute idea! I always love to see these Alliums even when they're done bloomin'! My MILaw used to paint what we called 'Puff Balls' silver & gold...they were pretty cool, too! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 11:16AM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Great Idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 11:38AM
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rafor

Wow! What a great idea. Now I have to plant some of those :)

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 11:49AM
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Marlene Kindred

Those look great! I've seen artificial ones made from nails put into a wooden ball, but it's even better that these are the real thing!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 1:22PM
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trashydj

cool and very very creative

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 7:16AM
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toomuchglass(5)

I can't grow them dang it ! ( Not enough light ) I love what you did with them . Maybe I'll have to tear the garage down so I can let some sunlight into my backyard ! LOL

*If I did that -- DH would have me committed ! ( or jailed ) LOL

I love your flowers :)

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 9:55PM
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maozamom NE Ohio

I painted mine last year for the first time and plan to do it again. I left them in place. There was one man who asked about then and seemed offended. He thought paint was cheating. I was amused. From 2011-07-17 2066_07_14

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 11:04PM
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toomuchglass(5)

Painted them in place ???? That's a great idea . They do it to dried flowers all the time! Alliums are wonderful when they're dried . You made them a centerpiece of your garden :) *High 5ing ya ! *

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 11:37PM
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1JanetH(8)

luv luv luv this!!!! Great thinking guys!! I'm going to try this too! One can NEVER have TOO MUCH color in the garden :D
AWESOME!!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 1:02AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Love them!
I have some garlic that looks similar when it seeds....

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 1:35AM
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pixie_lou

FWIW - we had 2 inches of rain on Saturday. The alliums have held up fine do far. And we are expected to have rain on and off all week. I'm more worried about rain. If the sun fades them I can just respray.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 7:11AM
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daisydal(7)

great idea!!! they will be cute painted up in red, white and blue for Independence Day!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 3:29PM
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