I had already purchased the pink snapdragons earlier at another market.
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".
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Happy Hunting and Gathering!!!