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Instant protection for perennials

By: Garden Gate staff
Learn how to protect the stems of your emerging perennials from breaking with this ingenious tip.
Courtesy of Sandy Cleveland

Instant protection for perennials

Don’t watch on as just planted perennials get trampled or suffer broken stems! With just a handful of pliable branches, you can make easy, long-lasting coverage for new growth. First, stick the 2- to 3-foot-long twigs a couple of inches into the ground, in a circle surrounding each plant. Then, reinforce the structure by weaving smaller, thinner branchlets throughout. This dome-like cage will provide extra support to your perennials for a few years before it’ll need to be replaced.


Published: Jan. 31, 2012
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