|My Pointer pointing to a garden stake.|
I hired a welder friend of mine, Paul, to make a few for me and wow do they work great! In the summer I use them to stake wayward perennials. In the winter I use them to support the cages protecting my roses. The handle makes it a cinch to pull them out of the ground. I love the decorative touch they add.
|A wheel with the stake in the middle.|
I added my own twist and had Paul make one with an old faucet handle. I put the stake in the center of a small wheel. I then tied strings from the holes in the handle to the spokes of the wheel (of course I didn't get a photo with the string). Another addition to her idea is curling a small piece of copper wire around the stake. I’m still working on this one. I have two beautiful brass doorknobs I’m going to try with this plan. I will keep you updated on the results.