I use the bamboo sticks and I buy them at the local dollar store (Dollar
Tree). A 25 pack of the two foot stakes costs $1.
I plant my glads in clumps and then put a tomato cage over them - the
cages are generally useless for tomatoes anyway and a lot less work
than tying all those glads to stakes.
Nowhere does it say that one must use one separate bamboo stake for each
separate bloom... a couple three stakes with some sort of green ribbon can
support many blooms, and will be essentially invisible... much more
aesthetically pleasing in a flower garden than grotesquely hidious torturous
looking tomato cages.. why would anyone equate beautification with an iron
That's known as selective vision, you choose not to see, but be well assured
that others see them immediately. Wire cages are okay in the typical veggie
garden but are a detractant in a flower bed. Last few years I haven't been
replacing my worn out wire tomato cages, bamboo stakes and a ball of
inexpensive sisal twine work just as well. Bamboo stakes cost much less,
are far easier to storage, last a long time (several years, and by nipping
off the rotted end they're still utile), and being of natural plant material
are invisible amongst the plants unless one knows exactly where to look.
Bamboo is also readily available in various lengths and diameters, and
bamboo is always inexpensive... I can buy over a hundred quality bamboo
stakes for the price of one wire cage. Wire cages are the first thing one
sees, they stick out like a black thumb.
I'm reminded of the guy who investigated the Challenger disaster.
Richard Feyman. He wrote a book "What do you care what someone else
thinks". My garden is a labor of love and is living art. Every day it
is different if I pay attention. Some call this mindful I call it
gardening. I can't hire someone to do it for me as there are too many
nuances that bring it to life . If outside and inside are the same then
litter must be picked up and plant life protected. Plus
Small plant showed yesterday
One I split apart now three
Cost nothing just desire
More seems the issue
Then It is time to give away
Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA
We have 5% of the world's population; we have 25% of the world's
Nothing wrong with that, I do a lot to please those I care about, unlike you
not everyone is totally self absorbed... when was the last time you pleased
anyone other than yourself, probably never. If you have sex like you garden
you never have sex... you're one of those gals I see in Lowes checkout with
Coppertop D cells in the super economy pack. LOL
So you work in the Lowes checkout then? So fulfilling.
Nope, I never worked at Lowes, but I shop there just like many others...
perhaps it was at Home Depot where I saw you with a cart load of D cells.
See what I mean about "selective vision" and "self absorbed"... applies to
you perfectly... none are so blind/narrow minded as those who will not see.
You know darn well you see your wire cages and think they're ugly, you are
just too dishonest to admit it.
First it's Christians, and now black thumbs? You need more than a
name change, Shelly. A brain transplant would be more like it.
And who put you in charge of esthetis, hmmmm?
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum, period.
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is
To think thusly it's you who are the bigot, obviously.
And can't you grow up and use an adult name... the childish nickname"Bill"
for William would be bad enough, but Billy... widdle Billy, is that what
your mommy calls you, you infantile BIGOT!
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