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Pipe Cleaners for Garden Ties

By quietyard
February 26, 2012

Pipe cleaners make wonderful soft flexible ties for attaching plants to stakes and cut easily to size with just regular scissors. They come in a variety of colors so you could match them to the plant if you wanted. I purchased mine at a dollar store so it is very cost effective.

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Name: Margaret
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Feb 26, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Great tip and photo Linda! Thumbs up
Name: Debra
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Feb 26, 2012 11:01 AM CST
Good idea, thank you! Thumbs up
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Name: Rebecca Gardner
Gold Beach, Oregon (Zone 9a)
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Feb 26, 2012 11:07 AM CST
Great tip and something I never thought of. I bet you could use them to gently shape and redirect small branches as well. This is one I will use for sure, now gotta find a dollar store.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Feb 26, 2012 12:10 PM CST
GREAT idea, Linda!!!!
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Name: woofie
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Feb 26, 2012 2:31 PM CST
Oh my, I haven't seen or even thought of pipe cleaners in so long! What a good idea! I'll have to keep an eye out for them now.
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Name: Linda
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Feb 26, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the comments ! I tip my hat to you.
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