Your garden is like a stage set, and to keep the spotlight on the main players you need props to help them. Plant supports will prevent top-heavy flowers such as peonies and floppy vines (looking at you, sweet peas) from toppling over in the garden. Here are 10 favorites to buy.
We’ve rounded up 10 stylish plant supports, each with its own specialized purpose. Get them onstage now, before the hollyhocks grow too top heavy for help.
Above: Made of raw metal, a Barrington Spiral Plant Support has a decorative steel ball on its tip. Designed to rust over time in the garden, it is designed to support vines such as sweet peas and jasmine; £14 from Garden Trading. Above: Garden tepees are useful structures for training vines such as clematis. Originally available in three sizes, a Woven Willow Obelisk currently is in stock only in a small size. It is 28 inches high and $18 from Terrain. Above: Place a steel Domed Plant Support powder-coated in a green finish over a mounding perennial. The plant will grow through the wire and the cage will disappear beneath foliage and flowers. It is available in two sizes; £22.99 and £29.99 at Crocus. Above: A woven Bamboo Cloche (medium size) is an ideal support for a mounding plant such as a pelargonium, which will grow through its web and hide the cloche beneath flowers. It is $80 NZ from Garden Objects. Above: A 78-inch-high Essex Tuteur, designed to support flowering vines, is made of powder-coated steel; $74.95 at Gardener’s. Above: A 24-inch-tall Green Plant Prop is made of steel with a green vinyl coating and “prevents single-stem specimen flowers such as orchids and lilies from topping over.” It is 53 cents from My Hardware Supply. Above: A 20-inch-high metal Garden Cloche Plant Protector Bell is $22.75 at Amazon. Above: Tall galvanized steel Garden Obelisks in two shapes (Round is 79 inches tall and Pyramid is 82 inches tall) are $195 and $215, respectively, at Lee Valley. Above: Freestanding wire Hooped Metal Plant Supports for shrubs and fruit trees are €9.50 from Manufactum. See more ideas in our curated guides to Above: Adjustable Grow-Through Supports are available in three sizes and are useful for holding bushy plants such as peonies in place; $32.95 to $49.95 for a set of two from Gardener’s. Garden Design 101, including Perennials 101 and Annuals 101. Browse our newly updated collection of 10 Easy Pieces posts, and don’t miss: