A homemade old fashioned but contemporary style of hanging baskets for plants made of round maple sticks about one inch in diameter, eight inches in length at the bottom, increasing to fourteen at the top.
In constructing, begin at the bottom and build up, log-cabin fashion; chink the openings with green moss and line the whole basket with the same.
These are easily kept moist, and the plants droop and twine over them very gracefully.
A good way to keep the earth moist in a hanging basket without the trouble of taking it down is to fill a bottle with water and put in two pieces of yarn, leaving one end outside.
Suspend the bottle just above the basket and allow the water to drip. This will keep the earth moist enough for winter and save a great deal of time and labor. Plant morning glory seeds in hanging baskets in winter; they grow rapidly and are very pretty.