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Metal Basket Container Planting

By webesemps
July 22, 2016

There are many metal objects available to use for container planting, such as tubs, troughs, cans, buckets, cups, bowls, etc. While browsing through an antique mall, I found a metal basket that I thought was quite distinctive. The question I asked myself was, "What do I do with it?" My answer: "Plant succulents, of course!"

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Spectacular!
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 21, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Yes, that is very nice! The basket is the perfect complement to the planting.
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 21, 2016 6:32 PM CST
I do love this basket and all the goodies in it. Lovey dubby
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 21, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Excellent, beautiful, informative, educational (the window screen Thumbs up ). Thanks. Thank You!
I shall look at yard sale and thrift store offerings with a different eye in the future thanks to you.
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jul 21, 2016 7:45 PM CST
greene said:Excellent, beautiful, informative, educational (the window screen Thumbs up ). Thanks. Thank You!
I shall look at yard sale and thrift store offerings with a different eye in the future thanks to you.


Yeah! what she said, exactly nodding
Super cute Bev! I remember that lovely basket, thank you so much for doing this how to for us
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Jul 22, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Gorgeous! Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 22, 2016 9:00 AM CST
I agree with all of the above comments.
Bev, you have such a gift of composition. Perfect planting and use of an amazing basket find.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 22, 2016 9:11 AM CST
I so appreciate you all taking the time to tell me that you like my fun project. I was hoping I could be of some help to make container planting a little more easier and interesting. Smiling
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 22, 2016 9:51 AM CST
I couldn't agree more. BTW - I use weed cloth at the bottom of my baskets to keep from losing the soil.

Your basket looks fabulous! Very, very impressive and professionally done! Way to go! Thanks for sharing your how to of making one! Thank You! Hurray!
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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Jul 22, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Very nice, makes me want to go to the local discount home store and find some metal baskets. I do like to plant in unusual things and this is definately one of the nicest succulent arrangements I've seen!

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