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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Jul 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Rj
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Spectacular!
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Jul 21, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Name: Vickie
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Yes, that is very nice! The basket is the perfect complement to the planting.
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Jul 21, 2016 6:32 PM CST
Name: Connie
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I do love this basket and all the goodies in it. Lovey dubby
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Jul 21, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Name: greene
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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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Jul 21, 2016 7:45 PM CST
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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
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Jul 22, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Name: Ibis
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Gorgeous! Lovey dubby
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Jul 22, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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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.
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Jul 22, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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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
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Jul 22, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Name: Becky
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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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Jul 22, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Name: Dee Moore
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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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