Monday, July 23, 2012

A Really "Green" Idea

If you know me,you would know of my love for Daylilies. If not, you can witness that adoration here . The love fest goes on for months until the blooms die back and I am left with the sight of this
and this. Just think, a million of these stalks just staring at  me. 
Determined to proclaim my continued devotion to my sweet Day Lily, I decide to do something that I have never done before. An idea that not only  keeps me "green" but also keeps me in good grace with mother nature.
I went out and picked all the spent stems from the Daylilies and trimmed off about an inch from the bottoms
I then took Ivy Green Rust-Oleum spray paint and coated the entire stem front and back, and let the stems dry completely
I then placed my new found "green " idea in a container on the patio.
It provides some nice color and interest for something that would have just ended up on the ground, unnoticed as it decomposed.


Not bad for  spent Daylily stems.
 Mother Nature thinks it's a cool idea too!

27 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that isa really fun idea! we have daylilies, but just planted them so not quite enough stems left.... but in a couple years!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Brilliant, Laura! I just love this idea! Easy, sassy and costs no money!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Oh, Laura! What a GREAT idea! I, too, have a love of the daylily. (Inherited from my mother.) I'll be yanking out those daylily canes and spraypainting them, too. Stay tuned for where they go and what they do.

Gwynne said...

I will have to remember that for next year. I've already composted all of mine from this year.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a great idea for using those. Our daylilies quit doing right and I dug them up, but I remember having to pull those stems out.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The stems looks great painted. What an idea!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a great idea! I miss the daylilies we had at our old house.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am totally going to do this! I have so many of these stems! Thanks for idea!

blessings,
karianne

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is genius!!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Yikes....I just tossed stems a couple of weeks ago....never again! Thanks for sharing a green and very cute idea.

Bliss said...

I think this idea qualifies as "why didn't I think of that?".

~Bliss~

sandra said...

Fabulous!!! Bliss is right---"why didn't I think of that?"

Anonymous said...

I also love day lilies. My husband can't stand them and one year while I was out of town he chose to mow them down. To my joy they came back with a vengence the next year. We had so many we gave them away at my daughter's bday party. Thanks for this GREAT idea:+)

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

What a great idea!!! Lovin' this look!

Alexandra said...

Great Idea! Stopping by from Home Stories A2Z

blhitchcock901 said...

Love the idea and super love the pottery! How massive and nice:)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Laura...what a great idea!!...They look beautiful!...However, I may have to borrow some from you next year....love daylillies but the deer love them more :(....Hope you are having a wonderful time....

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

You are just so very clever! Love this ...

:)

Linda

Swede Dreamer said...

Love all your clever projects! Found you from the blog link up today and I am now happily following. Hope you will stop over for a visit~Angie

Anonymous said...

great idea and so much for so little cost

Diane said...

Laura, this was too smart! Next time I will save all of my sticks!

designchic said...

Love the idea...great use for the stems!!

reFresh reStyle said...

Oh my, I have some of those that need some of that green paint!

Budget Design Girl said...

How smart is that!!!??!! What a great idea!

xo-Lisa

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Wow! I never thought that these could be reused.
What a genius you are. Where is my spray pain!!!!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

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Emily Morgenstern said...

What an amazingly inspired idea!! I'm loving this!! I may just give this a try ASAP! :)

I've pinned and am sharing on FB/twitter!!

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