Brighten Your Porch With A Vibrant DIY Pansies Basket

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Here is the perfect way to bring a touch of spring cheer to your doorstep. How about creating a vibrant DIY pansies basket for your porch?

What I love about pansies, they are their resilience in cooler weather. The beautiful cheerful blooms come in a delightful array of colors, guaranteed to add a pop of personality to your porch.

DIY Spring Pansies Basket

The wonderful thing about this project, it is ideal for anyone. This project requires minimal gardening experience. So, grab your gloves and spade, and let’s get creative on transforming your porch into a welcoming spring haven!

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Pansies are wonderful for outdoor containers. Just use standard potting soil designed for containers. Plant in portable containers that can move the plants to a cooler area when the sun is stronger.

Pansies are planted during cool spring or fall months. Pansies likes areas that provide full, direct morning sun, yet shield them from intense afternoon rays. Well-drained, fertile soil that’s high in organic matter helps fuel abundant pansy blooms.

Since Pansies are flowers that like cooler temperatures, they will die back as the temperature rises towards the summer. These flowering plants are considered to be annuals.

Moss wired basket filled with Pansies being watered.

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PANSIES THRIVING:

  • Keep your Pansies outdoors. They will grow better with sunlight and can withstand temperatures of 15 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is colder, bring your containers indoors for the night.
  • Water your Pansies once or twice a day. The best time to water is in the early morning and evening. You want to ensure that the soil does not dry out. This will cause your flowers to dehydrate and die.
  • Remove the “dead head” from any spent flower by clipping them off. If you see a seed pod develop, you should remove it.
  • Fertilizing once a week with Miracle Grow will help your plant to produce more vibrant blooms. Try adding Miracle Grow to your watering can each week.

Supplies

Supplies to create a moss liner for a wired basket.
  • 5-6 Pansies
  • Johnny Jump Ups (optional)
  • Miracle Grow Potting Soil Mixture
  • Wired Basket (10″ x 13″)
  • 1″ Cotton Ribbon
  • 2 Sheets of Moss with adhesive backing
  • Bubble wrap pouch (13 1/2″ “x 18 1/2” or plastic grocery bags)
  • Spade
  • Gardening gloves (optional)
  • Scissors

Using a 1-inch piece of cotton ribbon weave it through the wired basket. I am using a free piece of ribbon that came wrapped around a quilt. Often when you buy curtains, bedspreads, etc., the items will be tied with a piece of cloth ribbon. You can save them for future projects or reuse to tie around a gift.

A bubble wrap pouch (small bubbles) will be the perfect liner for the basket. With scissors cut, one of the sides and the bottom of the bubble pouch. Note: I save these from packages when orders come in.

I laid it across the basket to double-check that the size was correct.

Now carefully remove the backing of the first sheet of moss. The second sheet you will cut it to fit the remainder of the length bubble wrap.

Carefully flip the sheet of moss over and press it to the bubble wrap. I say carefully, because I had an issue where one part flipped and stuck to the adhesive. If this does happen, you can patch it with another piece.

Add the second sheet that was cut to size. Overlap it a little and press the seams down.

With scissors, you will trim the extra bubble wrap from the moss.

Next lay the moss liner with the backed to the bubble wrap inside the wired basket. There will be a gap to one side. That will be perfectly fine. We will fix it.

You are going to trim the overhang from the back. It will give you a piece of moss liner to fix that side gap. Lay it cross ways in the basket and pull the piece up to meet the other sides.

Trim any sections that poke up higher than your sides with scissors.

Adding Miracle Grow Potting Soil to a moss lined basket.

You will fill the wired moss basket with Miracle Grow Potting Soil mixture. Fill half-way and push the dirt down with your hand. By pushing the dirt down, it will pack it and make the moss liner push tighter against the wired basket.

Fill the potting soil almost to the top leaving about 1/2 inch from the moss liner. Remember you will be adding more soil around the plants.

4. Add Plants

Using a spade to add pansies to a spring basket for outside.

The fun part is adding your flowers to the soil. With your spade, move the dirt aside to create a small hole to place the plant.

Top off with more potting soil around your plant. Spread the dirt around your plant with the spade. Repeat until you have all of the flowers planted in your moss-filled basket.

Beautiful Spring Wired moss Basket filled with Pansies.

Can I use Pansies indoor? Pansies do better outside. They love cooler temperatures and bright sunlight.

Wired basket of moss liner with Pansies.

Flowers that work fine indoors for the spring and Easter season are planted Daffodils, Hyacinth and Tulips.

With a vibrant DIY Pansies basket gracing your porch, you have a touch of cheerful color and life to your home’s porch. Not only will the beautiful blooms welcome guests, but the satisfaction of creating your masterpiece brings a personal touch to your outdoor space.

Enjoy the burst of color throughout the spring season and remember, with a little effort, you can create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere right from your doorstep.

Spring blessings, sweet friend,

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3 Comments

  1. Tammy, I love how this basket came together! I adore pansies because they remind me of my Great Grandmother! Such a beautiful way to celebrate Spring!

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