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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My No-Cost Fern Hanging Baskets

Here are the no-cost hanging fern baskets 
I made for my patio using stuff from my yard.
I have 6 hanging baskets on my patio that 
needed new everything; new plants, and
new coco liners. That can get pricy-
$60 for the liners alone.
I thought I'd try to make my own with material
I had in my yard. It wouldn't cost me a thing!
I used the dried palm tree bark. 
Not really the hard bark, but the soft 
material we trim off the top. 
 I lined the metal hanging baskets with bark
to cover all around the inside.
I trimmed the edge with scissors.
The Boston fern has taken over our yard,
so we just dug up a bunch.
 I filled plastic pots with potting soil
and the ferns and dropped them in
the palm bark lined baskets.
They should be low maintenance and
last a long time.
Not bad for a FREEbie!
It's been several months now and they are all thriving.

Cheers!

7 comments:

  1. Your fern looks very nice and you can't beat no cost, good for you !

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  2. You are so clever! Great idea!

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  3. You are simply incredibly so creative and talented!!! Great hanging baskets!!! I'm going to start saving the palm tree bark. TFS

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  4. My favorite plants are ferns but they die quickly here in the desert. I certainly envy you those beautiful plants. Barb in NM

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  5. Rita, they are beautiful, you never cease to amaze me at your talents!

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  6. Saving money and learning new tricks is my kind of thing. They look great!

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  7. Awesome Rita! Love it to bits! I have lots of plants that need dividing, so this is my weekend project. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss. Love, Mimi xxx

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