how to stake perennials


How to Stake Perennials

Staking perennials is a real pain in the butt. Sometimes it’s not until the poor perennial is lying in the mud that a gardener decides to take action. In the west where plants grow shorter and sturdier due to poor soils and arid climates, gardeners get away with staking less frequently, but there are still a few varieties that almost always need to be staked: Delphiniums due to their hollow stems and heavy blossoms, Peonies to show off their great foliage and hold up their huge blooms Dahlias, a non-winter hardy tuber that a gardener may choose to grow. No garden would be complete without Delphiniums, Peonies, and Dahlias, so...