February 21, 2011

Larkspur DIY support idea

Larkspur has this awful habit  to slip away from control and lay down when you only put your hands somewhere else in the spring and forget to support them properly. It is not easy to forget it in the time, when we gardeners run around frantic to manage to do as much as possible. March and April here is the time when I forget that garden is my oasis, heaven and eden. Twice I have forgotten to support larkspur and I promised myself either to get rid of the plant or never forget supporting it properly. There is one little problem – I hate plastic in the garden. So far only reasonable and working supports I could buy were plastic.    
Last year I discovered great solution. There is a way to combine sustainable practices, keep larskspur in a ‘soldier’ position when you need it and additionally make your garden more beautiful.
Today I picked 3 photos from a huge pile to inspire myself and maybe you also find it inspiring on how to do it using waste cuttings that pile in the garden after late winter and spring pruning. 





12 comments:

Steino said...

Good idea and nice looking.

Donna said...

gorgeous and a must try...thank you for this wonderful idea ....

Tessa @ Blunders with Shoots, Blossoms 'n Roots said...

Great idea- not to mention beautiful. I really love the natural look it makes the garden flow much nicer!

ronniejt28 said...

Came across your blog on Blotanical - what a lucky find! I have just propogated larkspur seeds today, having never grown them before. I know they are wonderful dried and feel quite excited about growing them. Your willow supports are great. A lot of National Trust gardens use them. I will visit your blog regularly now. Ronnie

GardenGirl said...

LOVE your site...it is a joy!
Happy almost Spring ;)

Kalipso said...

I will certainly try this, looks good too.

Hanni said...

I LOVE this idea...and it's beautiful too!

Darla said...

That is an attractive way to support the plants..nice tip.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a wonderful idea and tip. I will have to remember this one. I love the look.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

I really like your plant support idea! (I hate the standard plastic and metal supports as well). It looks beautiful and fits into the flower border perfectly.

Jan said...

Very good idea. Since I an now cleaning up from winter, I should have some material to try this. Thanks for the idea.

Jan
Always Growing

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