Thursday, February 10, 2011

Flower FYI

You all know that when the Paperwhites / Narcissus begin to shoot up they fall over and need to be tamed. If you plant them in a small container or you plant a lot of them, tying them up in a bundle is fine. But, when you don't plant them right on top of each other it may look weird to gather them all together. My large container only has 4 bulbs in it, so they are nowhere near each other.


I thought tying them all together would look ridiculous and detract from the beauty of the flowers. So... I "borrowed" two small dowels from the Mr., cut them in half and used some kitchen twine to secure each sprout to a separate dowel.



Half of a dowel is not quite long enough once the plant grow to their height potential, but it works fairly well. Occasionally I will come out in the morning to find one lying on the tabletop because it grew out of it's plant prison.


I love that I actually found a use for this pretty twine that I bought.

Oh, the Mr. has taken to calling these "Butt Flowers" since they smell so bad. But now that they've fully bloomed the smell has dissipated. 

What do you use to keep tall plant stabilized?

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

So clever! I also love the mirror.

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Pretty! I especially love the twine :)

I am really good at killing plants so between my nonexistent skills and a cat who will eat anything, we don't have much in the way of greenery in our home--wish we did though (even if it smells bad at first)!

Two Pitties in the City said...

The twine does look so pretty. We have a ton of this because the pie shop we go to uses it to tie up the boxes. I'm also excited it is Paperwhite season.

Comeca Jones said...

You are tooo funny! I think they are just becoming to leggy which means you need a bigger pot maybe . The butt thing... lol lol You guys crack me up!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Beautiful! I can't keep anything alive so I'm impressed.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Huh? I need to tie it up? Mine is still standing up all by itself. Whatever!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I've found that planting them really close helps. I still had to tie them together eventually, though. Yours look great. Mine are all gone.

Victoria said...

Butt flowers LOL! I love it! They are very pretty though:) Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my Love story, hope it didn't put you to sleep!