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christina_e
« on: April 19, 2012 08:26:24 AM »

I kind of up cycled old fabric and plastic foil. The bags are hung up with s - hooks.
In my opinion it's a nice idea and a small project. I entered in a contest with it but the judges didn't like the concept behind it.
There are some pictures in my gallery if you want to have a closer look at the bags. Feel free to leave a comment Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012 08:33:23 AM »

Those look great, and what an awesome way to keep bunnies out of your plants!
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012 08:34:03 AM »

What a great idea! Those judges were wrong. This would be good for growing herbs, and for people with limited space, like apartment dwellers. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012 08:44:20 AM »

These are wonderful!  I love the concept...so glad you decided to share your project with us Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012 11:54:27 AM »

These judges don't know anything; It looks lovely, it's green and it's recycling. Fabulous!
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012 01:01:59 PM »

Thanks a lot for the support Smiley, you're awesome.That's what I needed right now. I actually put most of my herbs in there and I do hope that the bags are rather snail save. Last year was a mild catastrophe Sad.
The judges kind of freaked me, they asked me if I'm out of my mind. One of the  topics was alternative gardening. Well, I better get over it.

And again thanks for the comments,
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012 01:08:39 PM »

It might keep out ground crawling bugs, like woodlice. They are in all my potted plants. They can nibble on new seedlings. The drawback on the fabric is it can rot out. Perhaps you took that into account and used special fabric and put drainage holes in foil bags.

I like the wall of green and your idea works for someone who doesn't like power tools or can't permanently mount something.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012 01:14:02 PM »

That judge sounds very closed minded. The fact is special bags are frequently being used to grow plants and vertical gardens are becoming more popular.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012 06:52:31 AM »

Silly judges. I LOVE your idea. I bought a bunch of X-large men's shirts at a bag sale last week. They're mostly Hawaiian prints. I was wondering what I was going to do with the pretty fabric. Now I know. I'm going to cut some of it up and use your idea and hang them on our chain link fence. Thank you! Thank you! Very clever and creative.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012 08:54:02 PM »

I thought it was great!  I saw on a decorating show that someone but a little wall up like that in their apartment.  It looked really great!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012 11:37:08 AM »

I think it is an awesome idea that I am going to try!
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012 02:11:45 PM »

Awesome idea! I have been looking for good ideas for decorative plant holders. I can't afford to buy a bunch of flower pots, but someone gave me twenty plastic totes full of fabric. This is a great thing to use it for, and will give my yard some much needed colour while I am waiting for the flowers to bloom!
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012 02:48:28 PM »

I too thought the project was neat. I can totally picture it hanging from the lattice work on my front porch. Those judges were silly for giving you such a hard time!
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2012 09:37:49 PM »

Like the others commenting here, I think it's a great idea! I think it would be far more practical than an idea that I saw using pallets for herb gardening; and this would allow for a pallet to be used (like as a porch garden or something), but with less hassle and using less soil. It's a great idea, creative, and supportive of environmental care. This was definitely the place to share it, and get encouragement. Don't worry too much about a contest-- just create and enjoy your creations. . . and share them here! :-)

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012 08:59:13 AM »

Yeah, what in the world? I don't know why the judges would say something like that. I think it's a wonderful idea! I've seen all sorts of DIY hanging planters, but most of them just don't look the way I want them to. These are nice and pretty! And yeah someone up above said the fabric might rot a bit, but fabric is the best for these types of projects because it can be washed (if it's separate from the foil bags) and treated easily. And if it does rot, typically it's not that expensive (especially if you use leftovers from old projects and thrift store finds like me  Grin) I think you did a great job!

Awesome idea! I have been looking for good ideas for decorative plant holders. I can't afford to buy a bunch of flower pots, but someone gave me twenty plastic totes full of fabric. This is a great thing to use it for, and will give my yard some much needed colour while I am waiting for the flowers to bloom!

You should re-use the plastic totes to make the waterproof linings, and put the fabric on the outside!  Grin Grin Grin
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