Daffodil Corset: alternate material

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Daffodil Corset

By Fleur569
April 6, 2017

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.

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Name: greene
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Apr 6, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Very good idea and it looks beautiful.

If you cannot find the plastic bottle protectors you can buy a single bath 'pouff', disassemble it to find about 8 - 10 feet of tubing that will work just as well.

Edited to correct spelling error.
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Name: Jean
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Apr 8, 2017 3:54 PM CST
Thanks, Greene for the alternate material suggestion.
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Apr 13, 2017 7:16 AM CST
Might try this on some daffs in the front -- in back there are too many... I end up roughly braiding & twisting big bunl\dles of foliage as needed to let emerging plants find some sun. Although, there are a few areas where I'm hoping to have friends dig & divide (sharing the increase), and this would be a good way to mark clumps...

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Apr 16, 2017 8:57 PM CST
I have seen young trees in replanted areas in the forest protected by a similar tube thing. They were yellow. Maybe if you contact a nursery that supplies forest trees you could learn where they get them. They might come in other colors. Here in Oregon replanting is required by law on logged public land but I would bet that Christmas tree farms might use something like this to protect their baby trees from chewing rodents.
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