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LANCASTER, PA, May 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gardeners have loved hanging baskets for years and they have tried many ways to make hanging baskets beautiful. Coco liners have been their first choice for primary materials and have been a hanging basket staple for decades. They were originally sought to provide a unique alternative to hanging terra cotta pots and plastic containers that sat in wire or macrame mesh baskets.
Coco liners have a long and interesting history. They are fabricated from the shell, or outer covering, of a coconut, hence the name coco liner. The first steps of the coco liner's production are primarily done in Sri Lanka and Indonesia where the hull is shredded into fibers and baled. These bales are shipped to China where they are dried, sprayed with pesticides and latex, and then cut into squares for easy handling to be molded into the shape of the baskets. The molding process involves more latex spraying and molding to form the shape of a basket. It is a highly manual process involving unnecessary chemicals.
Coco liners in hanging baskets create several problems for gardeners:
- The pesticides and latex applied to the coconut liner cause the material to dry out very quickly
- Coco liners have poor moisture retention properties
- Daily watering is necessary in hot, dry areas
- The coco liner's material weathers rapidly and appears 'blown out' before the gardening season is over
- Insects find coco liners to be inviting and make residence there
As a result, gardeners have desired a new way to create beautiful hanging baskets without the ill effects of a coco liner.
CobraCo has developed a solution that dramatically outperforms the coco liner. Meet EcoLiner. EcoLiner is a paper mache liner; fabricated from recycled corrugate.
The benefits of the EcoLiner are many:
- Paper mache liner; made from biodegradable materials
- Clean, smooth surface
- Twice the moisture retaining ability as coco liners
- Reduced effort required to maintain plants - less watering for gardeners
- Made of biodegradable materials; without the chemicals used in coco liner production
- Resists fading caused by sunlight due to natural colorfast pigment dye
- Available in a beautiful "Stone" color in 12", 14" and 16" sizes
- Made in the USA
The EcoLiner flower basket and pot liners give gardeners many new and significant advantages for their flower gardening efforts. Gardeners will favor the new and sophisticated look for their hanging basket and will appreciate that it is an environmentally sound product made in the USA.
Gardeners can find the EcoLiner on the Avant Garden Decor website: http://www.avantgardendecor.com/store/ecoliner
CobraCo is part of the Avant Garden Decor family of brands, which is the premier brand of innovative outdoor living decor. From stylish planters and baskets, to flower boxes, plant stands, and fire pits - it's the one stop brand for all outdoor decor needs. Avant Garden Decor also offers Gardener's Blue Ribbon brand of garden helpers, such as garden stakes, accessories, and various plant saucers that meet the demands of both gardening hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. Gardeners can contact Avant Garden Decor at www.avantgardendecor.com or 800-323-5800.
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