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Knitted garden planter

I knitted a small hanging planter to go on my fence.

Because most of my back garden is concrete, I need to use a lot of nontraditional concepts for gardening. I could do the traditional hanging baskets, but I can knit, and I had twine, and I wanted to see what was possible.

It had a plastic bag as the liner, with a hole in the bottom for drainage.

I don't know how long it'll last. I'm assuming it won't last through a harsh winter, but, to be fair, I doubt the plant will last past the first frost either.

So, if it works, I'll write it up as a knitting pattern. And I'll make a bunch for all over my fence and plant a lot of long trailing basket-based flowers. Or strawberries - I'm thinking strawberries could be a really interesting thing to put into something like this.

(I also love the fact that I can cross-post this in [community profile] knitting as well as [community profile] gardening...)

Edit: You can find the pattern on my site now.

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