Saturday, May 26, 2012

Having a field day with burlap in the garden!

Burlap is all the rage in home decor and even in the garden.  While at my favorite nursery I saw a hay basket lined with a burlap coffee bag.  I have three hay baskets my brother gave me but for the last couple of years I have not used the one attached to my shed because everything I tried to plant was not successful because it was in deep shade. However, this year is different, only half of my river birch is leafed out in front of my shed due to severe drought last summer. I was able to beg borrow and steal three old gunny sacks from my PE teacher after field day this last week.  So my quest for all things burlap was virtually dirt cheap!


       I cut the bag along the seam and placed it in the empty window basket and trimmed it to fit.  An old coco liner was used to help keep the soil in, plus I always use aluminum cans as a light weight filler so I don't have to use as much potting soil.  I liked the look so much I decided to line my wire egg basket with some burlap scraps left over from the window box project.  Coffee filters were placed at the bottom to help keep in the soil and hopefully extend the lifetime of the burlap.  I used the seam, cut from the burlap bag, to tie a knot on the handle so it could hang from my shepherd’s hook. It also looks great on the ground  next to some of my other plants in the garden.



2 comments:

  1. Nicely done and a neat alternative to messy moss (tho I love the look of moss, too!) How pretty your flowers are and they will just look more beautiful as the weather warms. Good job!

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  2. That´s a great job :)
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    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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