Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Planting In Wicker

I stopped by my favorite nursery, Garden Elements, and found the prettiest pansies, Frizzle Sizzle in shades of purple. They're so ruffley.  

I had already purchased the pink snapdragons earlier at another market.

I got home and unloaded them unto the back patio to await planting.  My plan was to incorporate these into beds that needed filling in.  But they looked so pretty sitting in this little corner that I decided to search out some pots and keep them right here.

I went out to the shed to fetch the pots and there sitting on the shelf were several wicker baskets. I had forgotten all about them!!! It was about a year and a half ago that I picked these up with the intention to use as planters.  But this time last year (and well into July) I was sick with pneumonia. So I missed the whole spring gardening time.

The bigger basket with the lid I lined with some rubber material (pond liner) that I had. The wine carrier/picnic basket I just filled as is since the weave is very close on this one.   The bigger one might go two seasons  but the other will probably be just this year.  Which is pretty good since I only paid 25 cents for it and $3.99 for the other.

I added a plastic #7 house number with jute string to the larger basket. Just coincidence but it's holding seven plants!

I have two of these little cedar box planters, just using one here. I think it goes well with the wicker. The pansies look so bright and happy in it.

I had already planted the baskets when I brought home some Sweet Alyssum? (could be wrong here) for another area.  Well I thought they would look well with the others and since they tend to cascade over edges they would look very smart tucked into the wicker planters.

I'll be keeping an eye out for more wicker containers like these to plant next year. I'm so glad that spring has arrived here. The weather is exceptionally beautiful and unseasonably warm...just perfect for gardening...we usually stick to the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers".

Thanks for Popping in~~~
Happy Hunting and Gathering!!!


  1. They really perfect just where they are. I never thought to use wicker as plant containers, but it really works.

  2. Your flowers are beautiful and look great in the wicker containers. I haven't seen frizzle sizzle pansies before. They are so cute.
    Happy Easter!

  3. I have seen a lot of pansies, but none like these. Simply gorgeous.

  4. Oh I adore pansies! My Nanna used to grow them and they always remind me of her. These are so very pretty!

  5. Love your basket planters. I made some awhile back and love looking at them. I think it's time for a trip to the thrift store. Lovely flowers too!!!

  6. Love your "ruffley" pansy and your plants look so pretty in the wicker baskets. I would hesitate to plant in wicker because they rot so easily, but if they serve for one season, they are worth using because they look great. May just try that. I am sure I have some wicker that I can sacrifice. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
    Blessings, Audrey Z.


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