Hanging Basket How-To

Hanging Basket How-To
Hanging Basket How-To

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Hanging Basket How-To

Hanging Basket How-ToHanging Basket How-To

This hanging basket is perfect for sun to part shade and as the season progresses, becomes more lush and full.

Gardening Supplies:

  • 22″ diameter hanging basket
  • Sheet moss – either harvested or purchased
  • Potting Soil
  • Trowel
  • Gloves
  • Clothes PinsMix and match with your favorite annuals and perennialsAnnuals
  • Coleus
  • Impatients
  • Snapdragons
  • Begonias
  • Trailing Ivy Geraniums
  • Nasturtium
  • Hyacinth Bean Vine
  • Sweet Potato VinePerennials
  • English Boxwood
  • Yellow Daylily
  • Royal Burgundy Barberry
  • Hostas
  • Small Alberta Spruce
  • Astilbe
  • Ferns

How to – Steps

-Completely line the basket with sheet moss and allow about 2″ of moss to extend over the lip of the basket. Clip the excess moss with clothes pins to keep it in place while you are planting.

-Add potting soil to 1/2 of the basket.

-Remove the perennials from their containers. Gently remove excess soil from the root system. This will allow more room.

-Evenly place the perennials at the edge of the basket, around the perimeter, so that they cascade over the edge.

-Add Coleus in the center of the basket. Add the remaining coleus and impatiens in the empty spots. Add additional soil as needed.

-Remove the clothespins and tuck the excess moss back into the basket.

Tips for Hanging Basket

  • Keep basket well watered.
  • The Barberry is effective in keeping squirrels away.
  • Remove any dead growth as necessary.
  • At the end of the season, transition the Boxwood, Daylilies, Barberry and Hostas into your garden. Boxwoods transition well into containers and will winter-over nicely.

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