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Subtle springtime

By: Garden Gate staff
It’s that time of year when you want to spend every minute watching your garden come back to life!

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subtle springtime

It’s that time of year when you want to spend every minute watching your garden come back to life! Celebrate with a basket of spring-blooming perennials that you’ll be able to transplant into a shady border when they’re done blooming. The old-fashioned beauty of bleeding heart, both pink and white, is a perfect match for this charming basket planter.

A plastic liner keeps the basket clean and the soil moist. This basket was intended for planting, so it came lined with plastic. All you have to do is punch a few drainage holes in it. But you can use any basket for planting — a large plastic garbage bag, trimmed to size, makes a good, inexpensive liner.

If your basket has a looser weave, you may want to line it with sphagnum moss first, then the plastic liner. That way, you won’t catch glimpses of the plastic peeking through the basket.

Get dozens of other beautiful container plans in Containers Made Easy, at right!

Published: March 29, 2011
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