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Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Feb 14, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Looking for inexpensive rope type plant hangers for outdoor pots. Just really plain ones...not the intricate fancy macrame ones from way back when. My sister sent me several about 10 years ago that she found at her Walmart. They were really inexpensive, but alas, after many desert summers are wearing out. I can't seem to locate any. Any ideas or sources? Thanks!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 14, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Do you have an Ace Hardware store near you?
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67335...
Amazon has some, too
http://www.amazon.com/Jute-Containers-Decorative-Manufacture...

But I guess that depends on how you define "inexpensive." Hilarious!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 14, 2016 5:57 PM CST
The least expensive would be to make your own, Mary. Buy some rope or twine, (big box store, or marine store has it) cut 4 pieces the same length, tie them together in a loop in the top for hanging, and a knot for the bottom. If you want an artistic tassle under the pot, don't forget to cut the pieces long enough and tie the knot up about 9in. from the bottom. Then you can fray the rope under the knot.

Jute won't last very long, since it will be getting wet when you water your plants. I'd recommend synthetic rope, and if you buy it at the marine store, it will withstand the sun a lot longer than cheap stuff.
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Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
Feb 14, 2016 8:59 PM CST
@woofie Thank You! that is what I was thinking! Yes, I am very close to Ace. Will check it out.
@dyzzypyxxy Thank You! those are great instructions. I appreciate it. Have you done this before? I never tried it. I think your directions have inspired me to believe I can do this! Smiling
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Feb 15, 2016 8:48 AM CST
I gave up quickly on twine. It might not last a whole summer. Rolled steel wire is very inexpensive, about $3 for a 15-25 foot roll, depending on strength. I found 15 and 25 pound wire @ hardware store. You can use it to "hang" anything that will hold a plant. When I use the wire to add longer arms to cheap plastic pots, the plastic pots wear out & crack up, but the wire shows no sign of aging yet, after about 3 yrs so far. Fishing line is another option, but much more unreliable & susceptible to degrading in the sun, IME.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 15, 2016 9:19 AM CST
You can also find wire orchid hangers c/w hooks in the orchid section at the big box stores. They come in a plastic bag of 2, a long one and a short one for under $3 if my memory serves. You'd have to have a way to make holes in the edge of a pot to put the wire through, not a problem with plastic pots, but with clay it takes a drill.
(orchid pots and baskets have holes, and hanging loops already)
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Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
Feb 15, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Thank You! Tiffany & Elaine. Many options...I like that!

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