Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Plants for Hanging Baskets - Part I

Republished from my blog gardeningbytes.com.

Hanging baskets are a great addition to a front porch or deck, providing a higher-set visual for flowers and a chance to draw focus on cascading type flowers and plants. Plant hanging baskets in early spring to be hung outdoors after the final frost. Water your hanging baskets when you water your container plants. A sturdy cocoa fiber or moss lining will help keep moisture in and protect the dirt and plants. Keep shade loving plants together and sun loving plants together when you choose a spot to hang your basket. A basket with all annuals or all perennials, or a mix of annuals and perennials will all work fine in a hanging basket. Hanging baskets can help make a small garden area appear bigger using various levels in the garden, and added to enhance the structure of larger gardens. Hanging baskets need the same attention as container plants, water them regularly as they dry out quickly and are often dried out from wind where they are positioned.

Alyssum
Bacopa
Tuberous Begonias
Wax Begonias
Diascias
Dusty Miller
Ferns
Fuchsias
Dwarf nasturtiums
Dwarf sweet peas
Geraniums
Heliotrope
Impatiens
Lantana
Lobelia
Pansies
Petunias
Trailing ivy
Verbenas
Violas

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