Hanging Containers

Often overlooked, hanging gardens have enormous potential for brightening up your outdoor spaces, especially when you choose unusual containers. The two examples at left, an old, cone-shaped fire bucket and a miner's basket, were found at a flea market and antiques shop. Most importantly, look for containers that can be suspended easily and are strong enough to hold the weight of soil and plants.

Place your hanging garden where you would love color, but can't find a way to get it there. Loop chain or rope around a sturdy tree limb, making sure to thread it through an old piece of hose to prevent damage.

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