Daffodil Corset

Posted by @Fleur569 on
After the delightful blooms of daffodils have faded and the leaves must stay on to nourish the bulbs for next year's bloom, my solution is to get their corsets out and tidy up the bulge.

I've tried braiding the leaves, rubberbanding them and tolerating their untidy look for years. Voila, my solution: Plastic expandable bottle protectors that are used for packaging or bagging wine bottles and other bottles of that shape. The protectors are about 6" high, of good thickness for re-use many times over, and a dark green color -- a perfect camouflage. Since pictures speak for themselves, below are the results of their application. The local wine & spirits stores are the only ones I know of that carry this item, and they are pretty nice about giving a few extra bottle protectors when they are told it's for the garden. This permits the next upcoming flowers to emerge unencumbered by fading yellowing leaves.
Thumb of 2016-05-04/Fleur569/4dad2d The Daffodil Corset

Thumb of 2016-05-04/Fleur569/26c86b My daffodil "girdle"


Thumb of 2016-05-04/Fleur569/ba226b Allowing the Bluebells to flourish


Thumb of 2016-05-04/Fleur569/a24da5 A tidier look in the garden




 
Comments and discussion:
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Daffodil Corset by SherriRaye Jul 24, 2017 10:47 PM 0
leaves curling of 6 year old fuyu persimmon tree by shilajent Jul 2, 2017 12:12 PM 0
Great idea .. by PeggyC Apr 27, 2017 6:59 PM 1
Keeping leaves by BlueRaccoon Apr 18, 2017 9:44 PM 1
alternate material by greene Apr 16, 2017 8:57 PM 3
Daffodil corset by bpruitt863 Apr 9, 2017 9:48 AM 0

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