Farmer MacGregor's grandma was a fairly successful gardener. He inherited her Rabbit's Foot Fern decades ago. He did not inherit her love of gardening. If there is a garden task to be done, old man MacGregor does not relish puttering along. No sir. He gets the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Done!
That fern was divided into 3 sections a few years ago. 1 section was potted while the other 2 were planted in hanging wire baskets. Fine then. Not fine now. Now, roses have been planted in the bed below the baskets. The wisteria above the roses has been pruned exposing the ferns to much more sunlight. Roses and ferns have different water needs. Roses and ferns have different sunlight needs. The solution is to take the baskets and plant them in urns in the shade. About half of the basketed fern will be immersed in acid rich potting soil. (See photo below.)
The rhizomes that resemble rabbits' feet now curl around the wire baskets. The baskets will simply be placed into urns where the feet should grow over the edges of the urns. It's pretty cool.
Now I'm in the market for a couple of urns. Light weight is preferred for ease of mobility; so a resin urn will work best. I know. Resin isn't the "real deal". Some can look very cheap. But there are some that are very good imitations.
Any suggestions for an urn source are appreciated.