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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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Sep 10, 2016 3:05 PM CST
Oh what a wonderful and innovative idea. Thanks for sharing. Hurray!
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Sep 10, 2016 9:55 PM CST
Others have thought of the bag idea too, probably before I did, and also other similar methods. I was going to use the little "footie" nylons method that someone else mentioned (for saving seeds) and was getting ready to buy some from Amazon, when the idea struck me that my stash of organza bags would work as well if not better for seed saving (because they had the drawstrings to cinch the whole shebang closed), AND I could also use them to protect the pollen. I felt it was worth writing up with pictures.
It's daylily season!

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