All summer long, I’ve been meaning to show you guys what our flower baskets on wooden posts looked like this year. Every time I would water them, I would think that I needed to take some photos. But by the time I got everything watered, I would be so hot that I just couldn’t go back outdoors with the camera. But we had a little rain recently and that cooled things off considerably, so I was able to take some photos early this morning.
It was over two years ago when I first posted about How to Mount Flower Baskets onto Wooden Posts, but these posts have actually been up in front of my mother’s apartment for five years now. All I do is replace the liner and the plants each year.
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So in early June, I purchased some annuals and some fresh liners for the baskets. I had never tried vinca, the red plants, in the baskets before this year, but I think I’ll be putting those in from now on.
To reuse the ivy plants, I just cut around the roots and put the clump in the new liner. You can see some little shoots of portulaca coming up from seed from last year and I tried to save most of those, too. (Gotta love free plants!)
You may remember from the original post how I cut some holes in the sides of the liners and pull the trailing plants through the holes. This is some periwinkle that survived the winter, too, so I saved it as well.