Written on July 11, 2013 at 1:39 am , by Chelsey Andrews
Trend: Mini Gardens
In need of a garden, but don’t have the space? No worries. I can help you out. I’m rethinking the hanging planter today. Instead of hanging, I’ve added some wire, moss, and some time to make a much more interesting addition to my little tiny home.
With a little bit of time you can recreate this. Here’s what you need:
- 1 hanging planter (with coconut liner)
- 1 twelve inch section of hardware cloth
- Wire cutters
- 1 package of sheet moss
- Use a marker to trace a half circle onto your hardware cloth.
- Use your wire cutters to cut out your traced shape. Set aside.
- Cut your hanging planter coconut liner in half. Set aside.
- Use your pliers and wire to attach the cut our shape to the front half of your hanging planter. Tip: also fold back any sharp points sticking out on top.
- Optional: If you’d like plants to grow out the front of the planter, like mine, cut out a couple of uneven holes in the mesh.
- Flip the planter over and use your wire to wrap around the back of the planter (to hold in the moss).
- Line the back wire with your sheet moss. I do this so the moss shows, instead of the coconut liner.
- Add the coconut liner inside of the planter. If you’d like, cut out the some coconut liner shapes to cover the front mesh portion of the planter. I didn’t do this, but it may help retain water.
- Finish lining the inside of your hardware cloth with moss. When it’s all covered, start adding your plants…. starting with any plants that will be hanging on the side.
- Add moss onto any spots that may have disappeared under the dirt.
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
P.S. Check out my inspiration for this project on Rancho Reubidoux.