Preventing Freesia Flop

 Freesias flop.  One suggestion I was given is to plant them in hanging baskets, where their floppy tendency will cause the lovely flowers to drape gracefully over the edges of the baskets.  Sounds viable for those who want to go to the effort of hanging baskets.  I found an easy solution for Freesias in the ground.  Here they come back year after year, and slowly increase over time.

A circle of wire fencing about 4" tall, with an inch sunk into the soil, holds the plants up sufficiently to enable the flowers to be seen and enjoyed.  During their dormancy the circle also marks the corm  location.  Easy.  I like Freesias, but I also like easy.  

Natasha flops, too.  A couch is her preferred support.
  
There's no way to prevent this:

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  1. That's a good idea. My Freesias are already flopping all over. As to Natasha, I thought only cats slept like that. (Don't tell Natasha I said that - I'm sure she'd be insulted.)

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    1. She would be horrified. We won't mention it. She looks so comfortable, so relaxed...I wish I could relax like that.

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  2. I like your solution-though my main issue with is the spring freeze event that will ruin the flowers. I am on a constant anti-flop regimen.

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  3. Freesias are only sold as cut flowers here.
    Your Natasha looks so comfortable all flopped over like that.

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    1. We are lucky to be able to grow Freesias so easily. The fragrance is delightful.

      You can grow tulips and we can't--here they must be refrigerated before bloom--and often the bloom is ruined as soon as it emerges because it is too warm here. Then they do not come back the next year.

      Natasha makes herself comfortable no matter what!

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  4. I've stopped buying the small spring bulbs but are they ever still coming up! Mostly ixia, I think.

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    1. Must be that rain stuff. Could be a memorable Spring.

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  5. Sigh...so sad that you continue to deny that Natasha’s exhaustion is the result of overwork.

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    1. If napping and teasing her brother can be called working.

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  6. That's a good idea. I bet once they grow through and over the netting you can't even see the supports. Natasha looks absolutely blissed out!

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    1. The support is so low it is unobtrusive. I'm surprised it works as well as it does. Just a little nudge keeps the flower stems upright.

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