How to Keep Freesia From Falling Over

Overview

Freesia flowers are close relations of crocuses, irises and gladioli. When you plant freesia bulbs in your sunny growing area, you will enjoy beautiful summer displays as these colorful flowers sprout and bloom in a variety of bright colors. Gardeners often take the time to stake freesia flowers in a flower garden. The combination of thin stems and showy blossoms often causes freesia flowers to tip over. Keep freesia from falling over by staking each flower in the garden.

Step 1

Position a stake on the soil approximately 3 inches away from each stem of the freesia flower.

Step 2

Use the hammer to pound the stake about 4 inches into the soil.

Step 3

Cut two 8-inch lengths of twine for each freesia flower.

Step 4

Loop one piece of twine around the stake and the freesia approximately 2 to 3 inches below the blossom. Tie the twine to attach the freesia flower to the stake, making the twine tight enough to support the freesia yet not so tight that you injure the stem. Loop the second piece of twine around the stake and the freesia in the same fashion, except position this piece of twine at the halfway point of the freesia stem. Tie this piece of twine the same way you tied the first piece.

Step 5

Stake each freesia in the same fashion until every flower has sturdy support to prevent them from falling over.

Things You'll Need

  • Freesia flowers
  • Wooden stakes (1 inch square and 2 feet long)
  • Hammer
  • Twine
  • Scissors

References

  • Online Tips: Freesia
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.