Containers forum: Cute Container Idea

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 28, 2013 7:10 AM CST
Since garden space is at a premium for me, I'm always looking for container ideas. And if they save space, all the better. I came across this cute tutorial this morning, and it looks super simple to make. Thought others may like to try it too.

http://www.designsponge.com/2012/10/diy-project-tiered-hangi...
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Bubbles
Feb 28, 2013 7:42 AM CST
How cool is that!
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purpleinopp
Feb 28, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Yes, that gives me ideas for my "wall of foliage" on my front porch. Thanks!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 28, 2013 10:21 AM CST
Thumbs up And you can use scrap wood too - nothing fancy.
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purpleinopp
Feb 28, 2013 11:50 AM CST
Yes, DH is in construction, so scrap wood is ubiquitous. The wood could be painted any color. I can picture doing it by making little wood boxes/frames also, sized to catch the lip of the terra cotta pots. That would offer a wide surface for decorating, but be much more heavy...

One could use chain instead of those black straps (looks like nylon, which is an awesome idea to begin with,) or macramรฉ/braided twine ropes. Very strong fishing line would result in a cool optical illusion.

One could combine ideas and, with bottoms on the boxes instead of being open, it could be a tiered mini gardens...

The straps could be decorated with little "climbing" critters.

One could make something to hold pretty vases of water also, to display cut flowers and start cuttings.

Hang from the porch, from a tree, shepherd hook, inside as shown. I wasn't kiddin' when I said it gave me ideas. I suspect other people have other ideas too... please share if you do!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 28, 2013 12:51 PM CST
I can tell you've been thinking about this. All great ideas too!
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ge1836
Feb 28, 2013 1:41 PM CST
T6his is a neat thread.Hope to see more when outdoors is in bloom.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 28, 2013 10:49 PM CST

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What a great and inexpensive project Chris. I would love that hanging on my front porch. Now to think about what I would put in the pots?
It would have to be fairly drought tolerant because of the small size of the clay pots.
1. creeping wooly thyme
2. Rosularia sedoides
3. Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'

Trying to think of something taller and spikey?
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gg5
Feb 28, 2013 10:50 PM CST
That'd be pretty Lynn!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 1, 2013 1:29 AM CST
I was thinking for my front porch too. But as windy as it is here, I'd have to make it go nearly to the floor and some how fasten it on the bottom too. Otherwise it would last for about a week.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 1, 2013 4:39 AM CST
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Some crafty person could make some nice $$ making and selling these. I love the idea of using fishing line which would be nearly invisible.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 1, 2013 5:59 AM CST
I agree
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CarolineScott
Mar 1, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Thank you for a great idea!
Will have to think about how I might copy it here.

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