Hanging baskets can add colour and body at a higher level than your usual plants that are at ground level. It can add character to a house but hanging baskets do not only have to reside on a house you could have them on a pergola or even a free standing structure like an old bird feeder.
I love hanging baskets that are full of colour and are overflowing creating a waterfall effect. I hope to help you get inspired to make your own hanging basket this year.
The Hanging Basket Container
|This type of container does not require any moss or other type of liner. The lattice style gates make it easy to put the plants in without disturbing the root ball.
Buy Set of 4 x 12" Easy Fill Hanging Baskets
|This is the more traditional looking hanging basket. This one comes with it's own liner but unless you cut the liner it does not have the ability to add plants to the side.
Buy Gardman 14-inch Georgian Hanging Basket
If you already have a hanging basket container but it has no lining you can either buy cardboard liners or even collect moss from the lawn.
Hanging Basket CompostYou do not need special compost for most hanging baskets just a multi purpose compost will be fine as it will only need to last a few months. To help stop your hanging baskets dry out so much you might want to look into adding water retaining granules which retain the water then release it when needed so therefore reducing the need to water. Try Scotts Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Pots and Baskets Gel Bag, 250 g
Hanging Basket FlowersOf course you can choose any combination of bedding plants for your hanging baskets but here are some examples that may help your imagination.
Low-growing and bushy these plants are ideal for a summer-long display of colour.
|Geranium 'White' (Pelargonium)
Produces an abundance of pretty white flowers which can last for months.
|Lobelia 'Trailing Mixed'
A mix of white, blues and purples will cascade over the hanging basket complimenting the Petunia and Geraniums.
|Fuchsia 'Army Nurse'
Sometimes you don't need more than one plant, I think Fuchsia make a lovely statement all on their own.
|Verbena 'Homestead Purple'
This plant will spill flowers from your hanging basket all summer long
|Petunia 'Double Pirouette F1 Mixed'
These produce big double flowers, they are bushy plants and bounce back well after rain.