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Hairpins for Seedlings

By flaflwrgrl
May 11, 2013

Use ordinary old fashioned hairpins (not bobby pins) to secure things like iris & daylily seedlings until they can stand on their own.

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suesings
May 11, 2013 12:49 AM CST
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 11, 2013 6:58 AM CST
Good idea! Like a small garden staple.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 11, 2013 8:16 AM CST
Thank you suesings & Caroline!
I came up with this when taking the plantlets from this plant & at first they only have little nodules for roots. They can not be planted too deep or they will rot & they will not stand up on their own if there is the slightest breeze or movement. I would sometimes use 2 or 3 to anchor them until they grew roots deep enough to stand on their own.

Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia)
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Name: greene
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greene
May 12, 2013 4:44 AM CST
You are a genius! Hurray!
I'm gonna do with a tiny cactus which cannot stand on its own. Thanks a bunch.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 12, 2013 5:31 AM CST
You're very welcome greene! I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 15, 2013 8:07 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Thank you suesings & Caroline!
I came up with this when taking the plantlets from this plant & at first they only have little nodules for roots. They can not be planted too deep or they will rot & they will not stand up on their own if there is the slightest breeze or movement. I would sometimes use 2 or 3 to anchor them until they grew roots deep enough to stand on their own.

Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia)


Ah-ha! Now I understand. Thumbs up


Thanks for this great tip!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 15, 2013 10:16 AM CST
You're quite welcome Chelle! I tip my hat to you. Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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