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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. The stems looks great painted. What an idea!

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

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

    blessings,
    karianne

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

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

    ~Bliss~

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

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  12. AnonymousJuly 23, 2012

    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:+)

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

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  14. Great Idea! Stopping by from Home Stories A2Z

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

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  16. 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....

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

    :)

    Linda

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  18. 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

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  19. AnonymousJuly 24, 2012

    great idea and so much for so little cost

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

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

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

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

    xo-Lisa

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

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  25. Hi Laura
    That is a great idea :) Lovley job....
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  26. 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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