Daffodil Corset

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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 bottles of that shape. The protectors are about -6" high, of good thickness for re-use, many times over, and being a dark green color, a perfect camouflage. Since pictures speak for themselves, below are the results of their application. The local Wine & Spirit stores are the only ones I know of that carry this item, and 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

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Comments and discussion:
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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
Great idea .. by PeggyC Apr 8, 2017 8:48 AM 0

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