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 23, 2016 11:31 AM CST

This is a great idea, and I have used metal baskets for my succulents as well. I didn't even think about using rust-proofing paint--thanks!
I like to use fabric mesh (nylon), such as bridal veil tulle to line my metal baskets. I also use small scraps of this to cover the hole in pottery so I can keep my soil in the pot and let the water pass through. I like your window screen idea too!!
Jul 23, 2016 1:48 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
thanks for sharing your ideas sewjoe! Do you have any pics of your planted metal baskets? I would like to see!
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