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Moss hanging baskets are such a beautiful addition to any house, office, or garden. This article will show you how to make these hanging baskets, whether you use loose moss or a moss liner.
Method 1Method 1 of 2:Using Loose Moss Download Article
- 1Have a design for your finished product in mind before you start.
- 2Get some wet sphagnum moss and wring it out so it is moist.Advertisement
- 3Press the moss in between the wires of the basket. Begin at the bottom and work your way to the top. Make sure it is about two inches thick. If it is too thin, soil can leak out; if it is too thick, there won't be enough room for the plants. Then, put some extra moss on the rim of the basket so that it is completely covered.
- 4Plant through the sides, stick the plants through the sides and fill in the soil as you go. Place them about 4 inches (10.2 cm) apart.
Method 2Method 2 of 2:Using a Moss Liner Download Article
- 1Gather your materials.
- 2Set the moss liner into the wire basket.
- 3Fill the moss liner, now in the basket, with soil about halfway to the top.
- 4Arrange the flowers inside the basket while they are still in their containers so you can get the arrangement just right.
- 5Remove the flowers from their containers once you've set the arrangement and plant them inside the basket.
- 6Plant through the sides, if you want.
- 7Cut a little hole in the side of the moss liner.
- 8Carefully wrap cellophane around the foliage of the plant to protect the leaves.
- 9Slide the plant, foliage first, through the moss liner and out the side of the wire basket the release the foliage from the cellophane.
- QuestionStep 8 says, "Carefully wrap cellophane around the foliage of the plant." Do I remove the cellophane? What is the purpose of the cellophane?Top AnswererThe cellophane is used to protect the foliage while you plant through the sides of the basket. It should be removed afterwards.
- QuestionWhat type of plants can I use in my hanging basket during the winter?Community AnswerFor a wintertime hanging basket, you can try decorative cabbage, ivy, or white/pink cyclamen. Cover any exposed soil with moss, and water sparingly from below (due to the cyclamen). You should also prevent it from getting soaked by rain.
- While you are working, put the hanging basket on top of a flowerpot so you won't have top worry about it falling over.
- Make sure the basket looks good from all angles, not just from the top, since it will be above people's heads.
Things You'll Need
- Wire hanging basket (14" works well)
- Sphagnum moss or moss basket liner
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