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this lovely plant is in full bloom today..i thought i had a peony stake for it, but no such’s hoping it doesn’t get bowled over if we have rain..i can’t think of anything to support it, maybe if i just tied it together in a bunch that would help…it wouldn’t look so good, but might save the blossoms…i can’t get into town until Tuesday…

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Lupins should be ok without staking pat, I love them so many colours, That's a lovely big plant.

29 May, 2016


thanks, Scotsmanvic..that's good to know..they must be pretty tough to me..i just found a healthy little volunteer in the tiniest crack in the sidewalk..bless its' heart, there are two buds already!

29 May, 2016


I agree the Lupin shouldn't need staking as it is one of those really sturdy plants. They seed freely too.

30 May, 2016


Yes, the flower spikes are quite firm even though hollow. They should be ok!

30 May, 2016


thanks, Seaburngirl...some of the stalks had been broken before the rain..i suspect a nasty squirrel crashed through there, and that led me to believe they could be damaged by rain, especially when i saw the stalks are hollow..i'm pleased to know they're sturdy..

31 May, 2016


thanks, Paulspatch..i'd much rather leave them free..i like the plants to spread out into their natural shape..the ramp beds are filling in nicely, now ..much to my surprise..i thought i'd lose them all over the winter, even though i did a lot of research, and tried to get tough plants that would tolerate adverse conditions..i'm always amazed by nature...

31 May, 2016

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