Simple Tips for Hanging Baskets
Now that our favorite hanging baskets have arrived in a brand-new zinc finish, we're ready to get planting and decorate our porches and patios. Crafting a hanging basket can seem like a challenge, but a few easy steps will help these suspended gardens flourish. First, it's key to form a strong base for your planting. Start by adding a moss liner that has been soaked in water and cut to fit your basket. Fill with quality potting soil, then choose a sturdy hook (your basket will be heavy once all the plants are inside). Choose healthy, well-established plants, and be sure to check their root depth; plants with very deep roots might not be suited for the limited space in a hanging basket. We like to mix in a few trailing vines for visual interest that extends beyond the basket itself. Finally, rotate your hanging spheres periodically so all sides get an even amount of sunlight, and find a long-reaching water wand to make maintenance extra simple. Read on for our recipe for the colorful planting above.
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Black Eyed Susan Vine
Variegated Flowering Maple