I received an email photo from a very creative gardener this week and I had to share it on my blog. She cut hula-hoops in half and used them with bird netting to protect her newly planted garden from birds. This is much nicer looking than plain white tubing and hula hoops seem to be a perfect size for raised beds. Very creative and I wish I could take the credit, but thank you for sharing the photo and a wonderful garden idea! The bird netting keeps out the critters yet allows the newly planted seeds plenty of air circulation and room to grow. Using twisty-ties is an easy way to keep the bird netting in place. Adorable and functional. A hip summer twist on the garden plot.