Staking buds/blooms

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Sherry H

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Hello everyone. I have collected about a dozen in bloom plants for my new interest and collection in isolation.

as u can see from the picture wood stakes are very distracting. Any suggestions ?
 

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A very nice arrangement!
I never use stakes, that makes it sometimes difficult to handle the plants but gives them a natural appearance...
 

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I use a small piece of cooper wire (without cover), which allows to make a "U" turn in one of the end, been useful for holding the stem. As it is dark, is almost imperceptible.
 

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Even tall ones like St. Swithin are without stakes, of course the inflorescences are hanging over a bit, like in nature...
 

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For me staking is essential. I like the flowers facing me, arranged well and held above the foliage. So I put a lot time and thought into staking. Good presentation rarely happens by chance.

I use galvanised wire myself. You can bend it to shape and cut off bits that are too long.
 

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Wayne booth or any of these? Misplaced a few tags
 

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Wayne booth is probably the one still opening it's bud in the group foto.
 

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