Planting up an Antique Egg Basket

The rain has come and the humidity has lifted leaving a coolness in the air that is quite refreshing. I was just looking out the kitchen window and saw a bright yellow goldfinch resting in my weeping cherry tree… I think he’s glad for the break in the heat as well. I hear the sweet call of the red winged black bird as he rests on the post along farmer Jerry’s field across the road. The robins are energetically scurrying after all the worms coming up from the rain sodden ground for a breath of air… GOBBLE! They gotta eat too 😉 The Harris sparrows are busy in the clematis feeding their young… in and out, in and out they fly…life in my gardens!

I thought with all the recent garden junque posts, I would give a how-to on planting up some of them. Lets look at planting an antique metal egg basket today!

Supplies:
metal egg basket
burlap bag or remnant from fabric store
scissors
potting soil
large potted plant- petunia’s are my choice

Instructions:
Step 1: Cut the burlap bag along the side and bottom seams, cutting it in half. You will end up with two pieces the same size. Choose one side for the baskets liner and save the other for another project.

STEP 1:

STEP 1:

Step 2: Center the piece of burlap in the basket allowing it to hang over the edges. Work the burlap the fit snugly down.

STEP 2

STEP 2

Step 3: Fold the edges over into the basket to make a neat edge. If there is writing or graphics on the outside of the bag, allow that to show through the basket wire.

STEP 3

STEP 3

Step 4: Carefully fill the basket with potting mix leaving enough room for the potted plant to rest in the soil.

STEP 4

STEP 4

Step 5: Remove the plant from the pot and carefully place it in the basket. Fill in around the plant, leaving about two inches, to make the basket full; press down firmly around the plant to get rid of any air pockets. I use Miracle Grow Moisture Control.

STEP 5

STEP 5

Now that you have an adorable planted egg basket, decide on the location and set her out for all your friends to oohhh & awwwhhh about.

STEP 6

STEP 6


My egg basket is nestled into my new hosta bed in my patio… ooohhh & awwwhhh!

Have a wonderful day and be sure to come visit me at Dragonflies wonderful Facebook page… follow me there at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-Dragonflies-And-Me/550000798362651

Happy Day,
Jean

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