How to Make a Moss Hanging Basket

Two Methods:Using Loose MossUsing a Moss Liner

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 1
Using Loose Moss

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    Before starting, have a design in mind.
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    Get some wet sphagnum moss and wring it out so it is moist.
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    Press 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.
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    To plant 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 2
Using a Moss Liner

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    Gather your materials.
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    Set the moss liner into the wire basket.
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    Fill the moss liner, now in the basket, with soil about halfway to the top.
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    Arrange the flowers inside the basket while they are still in their containers so you can get the arrangement just right.
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    When they are all set up, remove the flowers from their containers and plant them inside the basket.
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    Plant through the sides, if you want. It is very easy, just a few simple steps.
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    Cut a little hole in the side of the moss liner.
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    Carefully wrap cellophane around the foliage of the plant.
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    Slide the plant, foliage first, through the moss liner and out the side of the wire basket.

Tips

  • 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)
  • Soil
  • Sphagnum moss or moss basket liner
  • Plants

Article Info

Categories: Indoor and Patio Plants