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Protecting the Pollen!  (...and the Pods?)

By Polymerous
September 8, 2016

Every morning during daylily season, it has been a race to get to the daylilies and get their pollen before the marauding carpenter bees swoop in and steal it. Here is how I finally foiled them.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 7, 2016 6:35 PM CST
What a creative idea ... I love those sheer organza bags and what a great purpose for using them in the garden! Thumbs up
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South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Sep 7, 2016 10:27 PM CST
We recently had to go on a trip, and I had bags on the pods I knew would ripen while we were gone. When we came back, the pods had opened, and some of them had spilled seeds, but the seeds were safely contained by the bags.
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Sep 8, 2016 6:37 AM CST
Always use caution if you have a curious dog. I was using the bags in the garden and my dog ate one resulting in major surgery and 18 days in the doggy hospital. The drawstring got caught on his pyloric valve and the bag hung there in his intestines eating away at the walls. Our vet told us this was not an uncommon problem,
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Sep 8, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Alice, that's a good tip ... we have 2 retrievers who eat things they shouldn't; we always have to watch them like a hawk!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Sep 8, 2016 8:19 AM CST
I was thinking of Toby and Bo and all our other fur buddies. It took my Boo 8 months to recover from that surgery. Just use extreme caution with those bags if you or your neighbors have nosy dogs.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Sep 8, 2016 3:22 PM CST
Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear about that! Thanks for pointing that out to all of the dog lovers. (My dog, Warp, is only interested in hunting critters...)
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.

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