Landscape Photo #1792: Allium as a support for daylily scape

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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 28, 2014 10:14 AM CST
I submitted a photo a few days ago of 'Lola Branham' which included a tomato cage supporting the scape. A viewer suggested tieing a leaf of the same daylily to support a leaning scape. Brilliant, I thought, and tried it with a much shorter daylily and it worked perfectly. But Lola's scales are tall and her leaves wouldn't reach high enough. Then I noticed how tall and how strong the stems of allium senescens were, growing right behind Lola. So I removed the tomato cage and tied Lola to an allium stem. If you look closely, you can see the green tie just above the second from the bottom allium flower. I think I have solved Lola's problem with an easy and almost unnoticeable method!
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Jul 28, 2014 5:18 PM CST
Linda-great idea! The plant combination is just lovely.

Cute kitty too!

Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.

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