Monday, March 11, 2013

Construct allium inspired garden stakes

by Debra Anchors

Allium inspired garden spheres
Image by Katjuza; Nokia, Finland
The showy flowers of allium bloom in early summer and carry a sweet, pungent scent.  If you garden outside of USDA Zones 4-7, or in a state that prohibits the growth of allium, you can obtain the illusion of the plant by creating spheres carrying their form.

Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the text that will take you to the products used in this project.

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  1. Allium grow well here, but I do like your sculptures of chicken wire for allium. Great looking. Hope to see you soon. Jack

  2. Must remember to make these - so beautiful! Thanx for sharing

  3. If anyone tries it and makes a video I'd love to see it.

  4. Found an easy way to make the ball, make a water balloon the size you want and freeze it, wrap add stick and let the balloon melt pop and remove the balloon!

    1. Nancy, what a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!. ~Debra

  5. Beautiful!!! Alliums are one of my favorite but so darn expensive. This is a great way to get a blanketed look. Rita

  6. Love these. What did you use for the garden stakes?