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Variety is the Spice of Gardening Life -- Cone Shaped Hanging Baskets
May 30, 2013
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:attractive design, strong metal used in construction, sturdy metal hanging hook, liner included
Cons:make sure the hanging baskets aren’t missing the fiber liner
The Bottom Line: My yard is even lovelier with the addition of these Cone Shaped Hanging Baskets with Liners.
I had no intention of buying Cone Hanging Baskets with Liners. Then I stopped a sales person to ask an unrelated question, we began talking, and into my basket they went. How does stuff like that happen?
Recommend this product?
These are well-made cone-shaped hanging planters. The cone part is constructed from black powder-coated finished metal shaped in an open design so that the included coco fiber planter liner is visible. The 12” high x 10” wide basket is tapered to a narrow bottom. Three metal chains are hooked to the planter top and are also connected to a hook so that the planter can evenly hang. The Garden Treasures part number is 0166296, and the model number is WK-BT06.
While I shopped at Lowes, in the back of my mind was that I needed to construct ten hanging flower baskets for the yard. I knew I had enough plastic hanging baskets for at least eight, but I wasn’t sure about those last two baskets. I might have had two smaller baskets I could use, but did I want to downsize?
Then a helpful Lowes employee and I started to discuss gardening. The employee mentioned these well-made cone-shaped planters … and I thought, “They are on sale. And they are different. Variety would be nice in the yard.” So I bought two of them.
Make sure the planters selected have the fiber liners in them. Some of the cone-shaped planters had liners, and others did not. The liners are designed to hold the planting medium so that it doesn’t tumble out the widely-spaced metal design along the basket sides. There is also a good size round hole at the bottom of the planter, and the liner prevents the soil from falling straight through that hole. You may also want to check the shape of the liner to make sure it is even all the way around its top edge. Some of the liners I saw had inconsistent quality.
I used the hook to hang the planters in my gardening area while I filled the fiber liners with soil. I used Scott’s Moisture Advantage since the soil is designed to hold water longer than regular potting soil. I didn’t want the plantings to dry out too much between watering. Already I had an assortment of flowers that I grew from seed, and a few that I couldn’t resist purchasing from Lowes. After filling the liners with soil, I arranged the flowers. As a last touch, I added some nasturtium seed to each basket.
It is easy to hang these cone-shaped planters since the large hook at the planter top fits over the various shepherd hooks I have in the yard. I have to admit that these planters add a beautiful decorative touch to the yard. They are definitely steps above the plastic hanging pots I usually fill. The plants are attractive, and the cone-shaped baskets catch the eye.
Lowes retailed these in the store at $8.97, and they were on sale for $3.75 each. Plus I had a store coupon for additional savings. Their website sells them for $10.48 each.
My yard has more eye appeal with these Cone Shaped Hanging Baskets with Liners. I look forward to using them again next year.
I hope you found this review useful.
Enjoy the day,
Please read my other reviews:
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Copyright 2013 Dawn L. Stewart
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