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Monday, April 25, 2011

From Laundry To Garden

I received this wicker laundry basket as part of a gift during one of my bridal showers eighteen years ago.  It has had many uses.  Most recently as a laundry basket.

Recent reorganization of the laundry area left this wicker laundry basket without a purpose.


I've decided it looks good in the back garden.
I know some day it will deteriorate.  Eventually, it will end up as part of the garden.
Right now, I'm trying to decide what flowers to plant in it.

9 comments:

  1. That is a lovely basket. Yes, it will deteriorate outside. Are you sure there isn't a place where you could display this inside? Like filled with magazines or needlework, etc.?

    Whatever you decide to do, enjoy it and your lovely gardens.

    FlowerLady

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  2. That's a lovely basket. I have a much smaller wicker basket that John gave me for Easter shortly after we married that this 19 years old. I keep my makeup in it! You'll have to share pics of what you decide to plant.

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  3. I think baskets planted with flowers look really pretty. I wonder if you line it with plastic (and poke some drainage holes) if that would help it last longer? Hope you show what you plant in it.

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  4. That's a great idea about lining it with plastic. .it might last a little longer out there. .cute idea of planting it will flowers!!

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  5. The wicker baskets make the pretties containers. I usually have mine full of impatiens setting in a shady spot. They will only last for about three years but I love all shapes and sizes full of flowers.

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  6. I've put grocery sacks in baskets before. They do still deteriorate, but they look pretty, and last a few years.

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  7. I can't wait to see what you plant in it. It will look nice in the garden filled in.

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  8. I did this once aswell and it was years before the basket rotted and had to be disgarded. Mine was taller than yours and I planted a Fastia in it.

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