A Garden to Go!!!

August 7th, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I chose the ever bearing fruit variety so I could enjoy a fruit snack all season long! How beautiful is that berry?
It was love at first sight when I saw this perfectly patinaed and pefectly crooked basket. How cute is this?! Wendy from Otten Bros. is a newbie junker and uncovered this little gem. I think she already has a good picking eye! Thanks Wendy for providing the inspiration for this project!
I knew it could become a portable patch, but I needed to get some advice from the plant experts at Otten Bros. We started with come coco mat. A little circle on the base was the first step. Thanks Jeanette for your help on this one!
Next we had to run the liner half way up the sides of the basket. First you measure.
Then you cut.
Then you line.
Lori from Otten Bros. provided yet another excellent tip. Before adding the dirtput a tube in the center of your container and fill with sand.
Add the dirt around the tube and then remove the tube. The sand in the center will help keep just the right amount of moisture around your strawberry plants. Pretty slick, huh? Thanks Lori!
Next take some of the soil away from the roots of the plant, cover with moist Spagnum or Spanish moss and insert the plants through the wire. This will keep dirt from coming out of the basket when you water your gontainer garden.
I added about 8 plants around the side of the basket, then added another layer of liner, soil and then topped it off with 6 more strawberry plants.
A garden to go...
....with all the trimmings including this awesome cow tag.
I chose the ever bearing fruit variety so I could enjoy a fruit snack all season long! How beautiful is that berry?

I chose the ever bearing fruit variety so I could enjoy a fruit snack all season long! How beautiful is that berry?

I think strawberry plant are absolutely adorable. The fact that they produce little red treats is the bonus factor. I am in the process of creating a "glamping" experience at Otten Bros. for the JUNKMARKET Under Glass "Fall Edition". A vintage Avion treailer that ids currently for sale is taking center stage. Sometimes it's fun to bring what you can find in my books to life and that's exactly what I am going to do. If you hit the road for a "glamping" experience with your travel trailer or if you simply park it in your backyard as a getaway...either way you'll want some plant life to make it feel like a home away from home. This little strawberry patch in a basket is just one way you can acheive "your need for gree" mission.

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Comments (5)

Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
Between you and JIM,Wow is all I can say.You two are awesome and only true gifts that the Lord has given you.I have learned so much from this sight and mostly the friendship this brings to this sight.LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.The antigue shows I do and helping with other things take up my time but I truly love the JMS site when I am home.You are truly a encourager to all of us.Have a nice day.ROBERT. Posted: 10:32 am on August 8th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
There sure is Jim, It's called passion. :)

And it's also my privilege to be able to share what i love here too. I mean... you guys GET me. :)

LOVE the concept of this travel garden Sue! And very timely as well... we may be off into the wild blue yonder shortly and I have always brought along something from home. This gives me some ideas. :) Adorable!

Posted: 11:47 pm on August 7th
JunkArchitect writes: No...thank you. My mind never slows down and that's what keeps my soul fed. It's the constant barrage of inspiration I get from you, this site and all its amazing members that keeps me motivated and pursuing the next junk challenge. Like I should be asleep right now but I'm still tweaking my next JMS project. Even after I fall asleep I'll wake up and sketch out an idea in the middle of the night. Is there a name for this affliction?!

Posted: 8:22 pm on August 7th
suewhitney writes: Thanks Mr. Jim. I take this as a great comment and compliment. I am constantly trying to learn new things and never want to let my mind rest. I think this is a good goal for all of us here at JMS. I'm 52 and can't rest on what I have done in the past. I always have to look towards the future. I have learned a great deal from you my friend. You're amazing. I have also learned much from each and every editor, contributor, and member on this site. That is why I have always looked at this site the best thing I ever started. Everyone here has something from their soul to offer. I love that.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:49 pm on August 7th
JunkArchitect writes: You've picked up quite a few gardening tips hanging out with your buddies at Otten Bros. I like the sand-in-the-middle idea. Great wire basket and a beautiful project.

Posted: 7:21 pm on August 7th
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