Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bicycle Flower Basket

BY SKEETER
 Last year I added a bit of Whimsy to my GEORGIA GARDENS. Click HERE to see how this bicycle came to be...
 I notice the wicker basket is starting to warp and break down after a year of Summer heat and Winter cold. Time to make an adjustment.
 Not happy with having to water this basket practically every day during the heat of summer, I may have come up with a solution.
A new ($2.00) piece of Coco Liner.
 A new ($3.00) Railing Basket.
 A new ($.60) Plastic Tray.
 And a Pot of Mixed Plants found on the Bargain Bin for a mere $3.00.
 I cut to size and put the Coco Liner into the Basket. The Liner should hide the pot of Flowers.  
I secured the Liner with Black Pipe-Cleaners.
  I placed the Tray inside. The plan is for the tray to keep moisture on the Plants for less watering this summer.
 I set the entire pot of plants into its new home.
 Lastly, I attached the Basket of Flowers to the Bicycle. Easy, inexpensive solution to the failing basket. Which now sits by the bike until the Pansy and Viola within perish. The Basket on the back of the Bicycle has a Red Geranium, Yellow Pansy and a hanging plant which are doing fine for now.   
Under $8.00 for this BICYCLE FLOWER BASKET, In the Garden... 
Words and Photos Property of In the Garden Blog Team, In the Garden

14 comments:

  1. An easy solution that look quite pretty.

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    1. Thanks Lisa and I hope it works for me as watering that basket practically every day was a pain in my side last year...

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  2. It looks perfect and a bargain too. I like those choices as they are so colorful!

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    1. Tina, I was shocked to see all the mixed pots on sale for so cheap! I picked up 3 but only needed the one. The others are on the front porch for now but may find a new spot soon...

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  3. What a great idea!! I'm going to use it in my garden!!

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    1. Cherry, go for it girl! Easy recycle effort of the old bike and such whimsy to catch the eye. I get more comments on this one little feature then anything else in the garden....

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  4. I really like it. Great color combination too.

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  5. Very pretty. Happy gardening ~ FlowerLady

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  6. A lovely series of photos!

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  7. I can't believe that beautiful pot of plants was only $3.00....what a bargain!! I have a bike in my garden too! It's so fun to decorate it. I really like how yours turned out!

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  8. Cute! I like the plastic tray inside to help hold water. I've been lining mine with a couple of paper plates or bowls. They break down and go in the compost heap with the liner when it gives it up, but I'll bet the plastic tray works better.

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  9. LOVE the use of vintage bikes in gardens! I need to check out some garage sales this summer!

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  10. This is gorgeous....I just love bicycle gardens!

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  11. hi Skeeter, clever way to hold the water in - the bicycle with the floral baskets looks great.

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