Growing Impatiens in a Rubbish Bag

There are several bags of blossoming impatiens hanging in the bonsai workshop.  Instead of potting in typical hanging baskets, the impatiens are planted in huge, black rubbish bags.  And because the impatiens are blooming so vigorously, the rubbish bags are mostly covered with impatiens flowers and can hardly be seen.

These hanging impatiens bags look so pretty and easy to maintain that I really wanted to make one of my own once I spotted them in the bonsai workshop.  And here, after getting some instructions and advices from Teacher Wong, I have made my own last week 🙂

Growing Impatients in a Rubbish Bag

First challenge: Finding a thick and strong garbage bag.  Once I got the container for my plants, I filled it up with potting mix and tied it up tightly.  Then, with a cutter, I made a few openings for my impatiens.

Make sure not to make the openings too close to each other, for we want to give the impatiens enough space to grow and flower.

Growing Impatients in a Rubbish Bag

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