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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.

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Published: March 29, 2011
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