Did you know you can do both of these chores at the same time? Old nylon stockings make great garden ties; they work great for tying up floppy plants or staking small trees. The nylon is stretchy, yet strong, and still soft enough so it will not harm the growing plants. Simply cut the stockings or legs of panty hose into strips, wide ones and skinny ones.
I’ve used the beige ones before, not sure how the black lace will look in my garden!