A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 300,854
Currently Running With Scissors:
678 Guests and 32 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: String Gardens  (Read 11007 times)
Tags for this thread: craftster_best_of_2010  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« on: June 16, 2010 09:40:48 PM »

Big shout out to beth.wilson.norwood for all the helpful tips she gave when she made her string gardens AND for posting her string gardens in the first place Cheesy
So I tried string gardnes finally after staring at them for awhile....I bought a 6 pack of annuals for $3 so I figured it wouldnt be a big deal if I messed up. But I think I have a success!
Here they are when they were finished and waiting to be hung. It rained for like a week after I made them so they ended up sitting for along time.

And here they are hanging by the pond.

And one more for good measure!

In the first picutre there are 4 but there are 5 in the last two pictures.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2010 08:34:54 AM by sweets4ever - Reason: Inserted link to inspiration thread, yay! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
minioreo
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010 11:21:59 PM »

Impressive!! This could be an outdoor decoration   Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged
IdlersDesign
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2118
Joined: 14-Jul-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010 01:27:16 AM »

Wow this is effective for small spaces and very pretty, it rocks!
How do you prevent the dirt falling out?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

`No one should do for me that which I can reasonably do for myself D.H. Lawrence
 

pinterest
twilightmiracle
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010 02:06:19 PM »

Wow, that looks amazing.  I'm so intrigued, I think I might try it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19391
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010 02:10:12 PM »

They look fantastic! Excellent job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010 05:34:28 PM »

Thanks guys!
How do you prevent the dirt falling out?
They are wrapped pretty good with twine. Right away when I first made the dirt balls they stuck pretty well but I was very suprised how sturdy they got when I started wrapping the twine around them. Im still waiting to see if they start falling apart though Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
pollyprissypants
Offline Offline

Posts: 1488
Joined: 04-May-2010

I'll bet you ride a Schwinn, Schwinnrider!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010 08:58:28 PM »

Neat! Is there any particular type of plant that works better for this type of thing?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

goldencrafter
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010 05:26:04 PM »

Perfect project for kids. My daughter would love to do this so I think we will have to do this soon.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 11785
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

"this kid is driving me craaaazy!"-Robert Munchs


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010 08:02:08 AM »

I wonder if this would work well with herbs.....  I have a few more herbs I want to grow, and think this might be the trick without starting a whole new hanging pot for 1 or 2 herbs...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

beth.wilson.norwood
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010 07:06:35 PM »

Your plants look great!!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010 09:46:08 AM »

Thanks guys Cheesy Some of them are starting to wilt a bit! I guess I should start watering them a couple times a day!
Im sure there are plants that work better than others but I just kind of used random ones I found in a store.
And if I remember correctly beth.wilson.norwood tried some with herbs as well!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
velvetmorning
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010 03:01:51 PM »

wouldn't they dry out really quickly??
THIS ROCKS   Logged
FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010 04:06:20 PM »

wouldn't they dry out really quickly??
Now that its hot out on a regular basis they have dried out rather quickly after watering.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 40534
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2011 08:29:02 PM »

Congrats!!

You're a Craftster Best of 2010 Winner!

Craftster Best of 2010 Winner

Feel free to use this badge as your avatar!
If you'd like to use it as a badge on your personal website or blog, you can grab the full code at the bottom of this page.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Happier than a unicorn eating cake on a rainbow.
Yarn or Fabric
Offline Offline

Posts: 6181
Joined: 25-Mar-2005

CraftyDeb ... reincarnated and renamed


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2011 05:01:46 AM »

That is really cool.
How often do you have to water them?  I would love to do a hanging pot or two but here in the South everything dries up so fast I'd be afraid of killing them if I don't water like 10 times a day Cry
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am collecting quilts, afghans & blankets for those that lost their homes.  Pm me!
CraftyDeb website
CraftyDeb Designs etsy
tons of sewing & quilting tutorial links[/url
FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011 12:50:06 PM »

Ahhh CRAZY! Thanks for making me a 2010 winner guys!!

That is really cool.
How often do you have to water them?  I would love to do a hanging pot or two but here in the South everything dries up so fast I'd be afraid of killing them if I don't water like 10 times a day Cry

Well I think it would depend on your climate... They did quite well for awhile, but once it got up into a stretch of the really hot humid days, they took a pretty sharp decline. Even after just watering them the would dry rather fast. Id like to try them again but this time I think I will try something with a container of sorts so that it would hold moisture a little better. And well, theres really only one way to find out how many times you'd have to water them  Wink If they do die, you can always try again!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
huggingyougoodbye
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2011 03:46:53 PM »

Being in the south where everything dries out real quick, I think this would work best for succulents and other plants that don't require much watering. Succulents prefer to be drenched with water that drains out quickly, and only every few weeks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
shayli
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2011 03:33:28 AM »

I saw this and made my own!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2011 10:09:12 AM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged
beth.wilson.norwood
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2011 03:09:20 PM »

For those who are worried about these drying out in the south. When I made my string garden I lived in Central Arkansas. They did fine, I just watered them a few times a day with a hose making sure to spray the sides down with a light spray.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
WhiskeyBits
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2011 01:56:50 AM »

Holy cheese! Did you see those trees? How absolutely PERFECT would that be for some super-urban-homesteading??? I absolutely have to try this with some herbs-- then maybe some fruit-- then....the world, or at the very least, San Francisco. Buahahahaha. Yes....

Thanks to the both of you for such a great idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Sparkly Sharp Fabulous
Sparkly Sharp and Fabulous
Offline Offline

Posts: 420
Joined: 14-Aug-2011

View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2011 02:34:23 PM »

How have they held up to wind? I live in FL and my area seems to get exceptionally windy afternoon thunderstorms. Any suggestions?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011 07:59:03 PM »

Sorry for the late responses! They held up very well, I think it would depend on how tightly you wrap them and how long you let them hang. I also made sure to tuck in them a spot that was blocked from some of the wind Smiley

And if you are interested in trying herbs WhiskeyBits (If you havent already) Im pretty sure beth.wilson.norwood tried some with herbs too in one of her posts! 
« Last Edit: September 22, 2011 08:02:57 PM by FriendlyNeighbourPsycho » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Trim Your Own Bangs to Look Like Kate Middleton
How to Get a Faux Bob
How to Style a Slick Wet Look Ponytail
How to Create a Messy Wet Look Hair
The Knot: A Great Hairstyle You Can Do At Home
Latest Blog Articles
Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Jose Romussi
Tute Tuesday: Imprinting on Concrete
Mmm, Bacon!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.