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Hoop it up!

By Eric4home
June 15, 2014

I was trying to think of an easier way to keep bloom-laden butterfly bushes from flopping over, and I came up with this idea.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 14, 2014 8:30 PM CST
That would probably work on peonies too.
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KyWoods
Jun 14, 2014 8:57 PM CST
Sheer genius!
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beckygardener
Jun 14, 2014 9:32 PM CST
I think this idea would work on a LOT of plants! Small shrubs, large veggie plants, and numerous ornamental plants! What a cool idea! I never would have thought of using hoola hoops! Thanks, Ric! Hurray!
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Eric4home
Jun 14, 2014 10:14 PM CST
I was sorry I didn't have any green pics.
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Marilyn
Jun 14, 2014 11:33 PM CST
beckygardener said:I think this idea would work on a LOT of plants! Small shrubs, large veggie plants, and numerous ornamental plants! What a cool idea! I never would have thought of using hoola hoops! Thanks, Ric! Hurray!


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BUGGYCRAZY
Jun 21, 2014 3:27 PM CST
Great idea! now that I am in a horrible climate where it doesn't rain much every time there is real rain everything flops, and this will add color to those cold, endless drab winter days!
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Nov 14, 2014 12:07 PM CST
Just saw this idea and think it is great! I have peonies that I would like to try this with, but am not sure if the hoola hoop would work it's way back down the stems. Has anyone tried this with success on peonies?
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Eric4home
Nov 15, 2014 11:32 AM CST
Vickie, I would think a smaller hoop would work on peonies. You can make them to the size you need using a flexible PVC, ABS, or pex pipe and a straight connector. Any of these are available at a Lowes, HD, or Ace hardware. Just remember that you need 3.25 times the pipe as the intended diameter, such as 1' hoop would need 3.25' of pipe.
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Barker
Nov 16, 2014 12:16 AM CST
Yes, I like this! Why wasn't I blessed with an analytical/inventive mind!

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