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Prettier Planter

Martha Stewart Living, June 2006

Instead of the usual sphagnum moss or coconut fiber, line a hanging planter with canna or hosta leaves. Choose large, thick leaves from your garden or florist, and overlap them a few times to create a supportive base. Plant cascading annuals, such as these sun-loving Calibrachoa, and enjoy the sight of them brimming out of a better-looking basket. Though the leaves will eventually brown, they will become obstructed from view as the colorful annuals trail toward the ground.

Comments (2)

  • SylBall 17 Jun, 2010

    Some cut flowers come with a beautiful square sheer fabric around them in bright colors. There is a [filtered word] in the midle, of course. Would that work in a basket like this along with the leaves to give support?

  • roserobin 19 May, 2008

    I absolutely love this idea. I'm always looking to save money in the gardening department AND this is a way to go green at the same time!!! Thanks Martha