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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2013 8:17 AM CST
I have about a dozen hanging pots (the standard green nursery pot) that don't have the hanging thing anymore. Sick/bored of the ideas I've already tried. So far, fishing line is my fav. It's kind of invisible, and allows the pots to sway/spin more.

What else? Re-use ideas are my fav, but would love to hear anything you can think of.

twine
fishing line
wire coat hangers
macramรฉ
chain
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 24, 2013 4:33 PM CST
How about wire two together and poke holes through liner and plant a flower ball?

If you use fishing line to hang , they will look like suspended balls.
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Celene
Apr 29, 2013 4:49 AM CST
I think you can buy replacements. Failing that, I'd use that cheap chain-by-the-yard sold at hardware stores.
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kqcrna
Apr 29, 2013 5:10 AM CST
My local hardware store sells replacement chains.

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abhege
Apr 29, 2013 6:17 AM CST
Obviously I mis-read the post... *Blush*
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 29, 2013 7:52 AM CST
I like your idea, Abhedge. I've thought of that before, using fishing line to hang a 2nd pot from a first. I think you might have been picturing something a little different, I love unusual ideas, feel free to elaborate!

I've looked at the little local mom'n'pop store, and even asked about replacement hangers but nobody has them. The lady at the garden store said she can't buy a small amount of them without the pots. Amazon.com doesn't have them. They do sell a ready-made chain setup for $3 each. I can buy a new pot for $2. LOL!

I think florist wire may be a solution, very inexpensive, strong, much easier to deal with than tying off fishing line, can twist pieces together to make whatever length I want...

Really gone nuts this year with hanging pots. Sick if digging up grass for new places to plant stuff, and new smothers need to remain undisturbed for a while. So I got a bunch of hooks to hang pots other places besides front porch. Have some hanging from low limbs in various places also. Put a few hooks on the giant pecan tree trunk outside computer window and am LOVING looking at them! Also have a couple to decorate the front of our dog house (which looks like a little shed, he's a great Dane.) No pot with hanging holes will sit on the ground this year!
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abhege
Apr 29, 2013 4:28 PM CST
I was picturing the wire baskets. Not sure it would work with the plastic baskets.

I have extra plastic hanger parts for hanging baskets, would you like me to send you some? How many do you need? I think I have maybe 6 or 8. (I save everything!) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 30, 2013 10:35 AM CST
Hey that sounds cool, 'twould solve half the issue at least. Thank you for your kind offer! What could I send in return? Or would you prefer to just be reimbursed for the postage? In addition to pics at blog in signature, I have an imageshack account of pics: http://imageshack.us/user/purpleinopp Not everything pictured would be available, but may you would see something you need that I have enough of to share. If you'd prefer to proceed through private message, that's fine.
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abhege
Apr 30, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Treemail me with your address. I can't think of anything right now I want or need, but thanks. But I am leaving town until next we'd. So it will probably be after that before I send them. How
many do you need?
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purpleinopp
May 3, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Will do, thanks!
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CarolineScott
May 6, 2013 8:23 AM CST
The dollar stores sell wire planters sometimes with liners.
You can discard the liner, and place the plastic planter inside the wire,
so the dollar store one becomes the hanger.
Planting those liners makes for dry planters so I use plastic containers.
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purpleinopp
May 6, 2013 10:18 AM CST
Caroline, that's a beautiful idea! I like it.

Abhege, thanks again for your generous offer, but I found exactly what I needed at the hardware store. It's so much easier to deal with than fishing line, so much stronger than florist wire. I don't even remember which part of the store I was aimlessly browsing at the time but it's just called plastic coated steel wire. Not an unpleasant green color. It's on a spool of some more-than-ample-amount of feet for just a couple $$'s, not hard to snip with the very inside of the pliers. I used the pliers to bend the ends into a secure knot/twist on each of the 3 attachment parts of a pot, attach all 3 to - whatever. I used some 50-pound picture hanger things I found in the tool chest, bent into a circle, strong, with a perfect-size hole to attach the top of all 3 wires, then still fits over the utility hooks screwed into the ceiling of my front porch. They sell those keyring things for a few cents, I'm going to grab a few of those for some of these other pots I want to be able to hang from other types of hooks, that would give a much bigger, strong, metal ring at the top.

The other cool thing is that it's really easy to use 3 pieces of wire to hang a 2nd pot from a first. The logistics of actually getting the 2nd one even are a little tricky but I did it by lowering the first pot so it was just slack of the distance I wanted between the 2 pots. Then I could attach the 3 wires I'd already connected to the bottom pot with virtually no tilt, although I like a slight tilt in a hanging pot to enhance the dripping of excess water.

The wire:
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Double-decker:
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Where 2 pots connect:
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From the hook:
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abhege
May 7, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Wow! That's great!

I was actually just at the Dollar store today and got a couple of the wire pots! I don't know why I never remember to go to the Dollar Store.
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woofie
May 8, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Sniff. I wish we had a dollar store here.
I LOVE that plastic coated steel wire! I've never seen it, but I'm definitely going to look for it now! Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2013 9:38 AM CST
I never noticed there were a couple added comments to this. Thanks x 2! Got this wire at the hardware store, Ace to be specific.

Woofie, love your quote, reminds me of, "Hey y'all, watch this!"

Popped back in to add pics of what I did to a couple hanging baskets. The surface of my potted plants is too full to place more pieces of Tradescantia zebrina, so I put holes in the sides and stuck them in. There are a lot of "naked sided' hanging baskets around here, and a lot of other plants that could be stuck in such holes. Will post more pics of more creations soon.

What interesting things are folks doing to hang baskets?

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jvdubb
Jul 18, 2013 10:38 AM CST
Ahh, so that is the proper name for that plant!

Neat idea!
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purpleinopp
Jul 19, 2013 11:41 AM CST
Thanks! I've done a few more...

Succulent pot with Tradescantia sillamontana, Senecio rowleyanus, various Sedums and Crassulas.

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Other side of same pot.

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TC again, T. zebrina, wax Begonia, I forget who the little white fuzzy plant is, Tradescantia fluminensis.

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Other side of same.

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Begonia, T. zebrina, Callisia, various Philos, Hypoestes, Columnea.

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abhege
Jul 19, 2013 12:11 PM CST
Great baskets!
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purpleinopp
Jul 20, 2013 8:34 AM CST
Thanks!
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Aug 9, 2013 6:19 PM CST
Are those stems escaping from the holes in the side of the pot, or roots that turn into stems after they escape? I never saw that done before.

Do you drill the holes below the soil surface, or above?

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