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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Hanging Baskets

Well, we didn't get all the snow that was predicted.  We did get quite a bit of rain though.  I'm happy about that.  I was gloomy most all day.  I'm going to ignore the gloom and post on the new hanging baskets I purchased Saturday morning.  Several of my hanging baskets have been getting rusty.  I found these.


They are simple.  They'll be beautiful with flowering plants spilling out of them.


I removed the chains from my old hanging baskets.  The baskets will have another life as cages to protect new plants from rabbits.  Sharon Lovejoy uses old hanging baskets this way.


13 comments:

  1. The idea of using the chains from old hanging baskets to protect plants is a good one. Thanks.
    Thanks, too, for the birthday wishes.

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  2. I like the baskets, we bought similar ones last year for a steal! Found them at a dollar store.

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  3. How clever -- I'm getting ready for spring -- we just had rain as well -- but we still can get cold cold cold!

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  4. That is such a clever idea for reusing the old baskets. I wonder if it would even work for plant support for my floppy Sunbeam Coreopsis in the summer? You got my mind cranking now. LOL! Cannot wait to see what you are planting in your new baskets.

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  5. what a wonderful idea to re-use!!! I hope you are having a great week!!!

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  6. I just love those cages to protect your plants! How very innovative!

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  7. Neat idea with the old planters...knowing me I would have painted them.....and re-used them...I kind of like the old rusty look too though...

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  8. I know your new hanging baskets will be so pretty overflowing with colorful blooms. Love the idea of using the old ones to protect plants also. We were drenched with rainfall last night and today. The back yard is really soggy.

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  9. I know what you mean about the rain and the gloom. Luckily we've had a few sunbreaks between all the rain we've gotten.
    Love your new baskets, and what a great idea to use the old ones to protect your plants.

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  10. I'm so excited to see all the stuff coming up around here!! And now I can hardly believe that soon we will be digging regularly. .yahoo!

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  11. ~George
    You are welcome. Hope you had a great day.

    ~meemsnyc
    I priced around a bit and was happy with their cost too.

    ~Martha
    March is fickle. Right now, we're warming up.

    ~Hocking Hills Gardener
    I hadn't considered them for plant supports yet. Hmmm. I have a few things that might like that too. Thanks for the idea!

    ~Tootsie
    I love reusing metal and wood items. I think you do too!

    ~tina
    I'm thinking especially for the ones the bunnies like.

    ~Darla
    Well, I've enjoyed the rusty look for a few years. The welds are giving on a couple of spots so I figured they were safer to use upside down on the ground.

    ~Mildred
    I'd take a little of your soggy.

    ~Catherine
    Thanks. The rain should settle in all your new beds and paths nice.

    ~Melanie
    I'm hoping to dig a little Saturday.

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  12. This is such a great idea. I am using grates cuz there is a squirrel that ruined my cucumbers last year but he won't get to the roots this year. Have a great day.

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  13. Enjoy your new baskets! I'll have to see if I have any of those older ones to protect some plants from rabbits.

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