Fuchsias, Creeping Jenny & Galvanized Pail Planters


When I get ready for our cold Minnesota winter, I don't empty my galvanized pails or put them in storage.  The washtubs, pails and mop buckets sit in a row on my deck, with snow cover from December through mid April.


Today I found some really healthy and full Swingtime Fuchsia hanging baskets at our local Menards for $10.88.  I also purchased four Goldilocks Creeping Jenny plants in 3 1/2" pots.

Next I removed about 2/3's of last year's dirt and added Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Timed Release Fertilizer.  Just a tablespoon full or so. 

Then I removed the fuchsia from the plastic pot and added it to my pail.  Be as careful as you can getting the pail handle to stand up for hanging.  Place approximately 1/2 of the plant on each side of the handle.

I tucked the Goldilocks Creeping Jenny  in the pail on the sides where the pail handle attached.  I also added some extra soil around the edges of my fuchsia dirt/root ball as well.

Putting the Goldilocks Creeping Jenny at the sides by the pail handle is a very good idea when the fuchsia is quite big and creeping Jenny quite small.  You want to make sure the creeping Jenny gets sunlight.  Soon the creeping Jenny will trail down the side of the pail and this won't be a problem.  You could even add a stick to keep the larger plant from crowding the smaller one at first.
My galvanized pails hang from hooks in my soffit, chains and S hooks.

Swingtime Fuchsia & Golden Creeping Jenny organizedclutter.net
  I love this combination!  It's perfect for my northeast exposure.




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5 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful. I love using the old buckets for flowers also.

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  2. That is so gorgeous. What a great idea! I have 2 old galvanised milking pails and I would love to do this with them.

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