Garden Art forum: FANTASTIC winter use of hanging baskets!

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 30, 2015 11:35 AM CST

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I really love this idea! I have several of these baskets . . . and in the winter they are useless, because my balcony doesn't get enough sun November - February.

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I found this here, ready for sale. But we know we can duplicate it to our own taste.

http://www.improvementscatalog.com/regal-pre-lit-led-christm...

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 30, 2015 11:37 AM CST

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PS
The link above has a lot of fun ideas too. Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 30, 2015 11:57 AM CST

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GREAT idea(s) Becky - LOVE it Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2015 12:21 PM CST
Lovey dubby I saw that on Facebook and saved it to my page as a reminder.
I think it would be a wonderful project for the holidays and could be made so much less expensively than the price they are asking!! A lot of garden centers/nurseries in the north probably have those types of hanging baskets on clearance right about now and one could use live plant material or silk/artificial plant material for the decorations ... with battery powered light strands!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Oct 1, 2015 5:25 PM CST

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Lin, I may have gotten it from you!! *Blush*
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plantladylin
Oct 2, 2015 8:22 AM CST
Becky, I saw an ad somewhere again yesterday ... I think they were asking $79.99 for one. I know I could make one for a lot less! Big Grin
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Name: Dee Moore
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DomehomeDee
Oct 7, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Well, you've got me to thinkin' again Becky.
I'm sure I could come up with something really cute to hang in my entry just by using some of the "extra" Christmas decorations. Or even just using candy canes, or how about little toys? The import store always has a bunch of the those cute minature "toy" decorations.
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2015 11:06 AM CST
I dug out a wire hanging basket from the garage and a friend has one that she was going to throw out but said she'd save for me; I have a sheet of the coir fiber that I will fit to cut the baskets ... now I just need to get up in the attic and dig through decorations etc. I know I have silk Christmas flowers, berries etc. and plenty of ornaments that I can use and somewhere in one of my many bins of decorations, I have some battery powered light strands too. If I ever get around to this project before the holidays I will post photos.

edited to add: I see there's just 72 days until Christmas!! I don't think we're going to put up a tree, outside lights or even do much indoor decorating this year because we're moving next May 1st and the thought of having to take it all down and re-pack and store it all after the holidays is just too exhausting, especially since I will begin the packing of household stuff for the move sometime after the first of the year!
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Oct 15, 2015 9:57 AM CST
I just love this idea. My Garden Club was just talking about what to do with the old wire baskets we have and were thinking about using them as containers for our mixed Greens that we sell.
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Boopaints
Oct 15, 2015 10:41 AM CST

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Lets post photos of what we end up doing!
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HollyAnnS
Oct 15, 2015 11:59 AM CST
I will
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Boopaints
Oct 16, 2015 1:33 PM CST

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Hurray!
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froggardener
Mar 2, 2016 6:36 PM CST
So cute, seems it could be used for all holidays
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 3, 2016 8:55 AM CST
Oh, I forgot all about posting a picture of my basket. No lights or shiny balls just a big basket of mixed greens and it was lovely. I didn't make it myself one of the other members of the garden club put it together and I ended up with it. Although it is looking pretty sad by now it is still hanging by the front door as a Wren has taken up residence in it. I really should get it down and make her move before she decides to build a nest and lay eggs. Then it will be there all summer long.
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HollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2016 3:04 PM CST
Ok, So I don't know too many people that would post pics of a dead old greens arrangement, but here it is. Green Grin!
Hopefully you can get an idea of what a beautiful arrangement it was. There was several different types of evergreens, cryptomeria and gold mop cypress added color and shape as well as other evergreens, holly with berries, magnolia leaves, dried large hydrangea blooms, red twig dogwood. It is coming down in the next few days. A small wren has been overwintering in it that is why it is still in place. I am hoping that it is warm enough now for her to find a new spot before she starts nesting. I really don't want this hanging here much longer.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 12, 2016 4:48 PM CST

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Very nice Holly and thank you for showing us. I hope the wren finds another place too Lovey dubby

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