I love baskets of all sizes and shapes so using them
as flower planters is something that makes sense to me
and I have made use of them throughout my garden beds
over the years. Hang them, set them or spill them over sideways
whatever works for that spot.
Granted they do not last as long as planters made from
stronger materials but I use tips to make them lasts as
long as possible.
I recycle a plastic bag to line the baskets cutting slits to
allow for water drainage. I also do not set them directly on
ground but use rocks,bricks, an old piece of board, pot holders,
or even the old recycled burner grates from an old range
to let air circulate to prevent rotting of the baskets in the bottoms.
The first baskets I ever used was old wicker clothes baskets
which I tipped on their sides and planted flowers and vines in.
Unfortunately I do not have a picture of them.
Like other flower containers you can pick them up and
move them around wherever you need a splash of color in you
garden at the time.
Hanging them even on the trees to help with adding in
color to a shady area in the yard.
Hanging them on fences for a decorative idea.
The fence helps hide an unsightly tile cistern filter.
Adding them to a new flower bed that you have not gotten
fully planted yet.
We have a lot of shade so many baskets are planted
with Impatiens to add interest and color.
And what is Autumn without a basket of Mums.
As you can see I do love to use baskets in my gardening.