Creating a Hanging Basket Garden
Hanging gardens are filled with a variety of blooming flowers and plants that are very appealing to the eye and to the environment. Creating a hanging garden is an inexpensive and easy way to liven up the outside of your home. Follow these simple steps to grow beautiful flowers for you and your neighbors to enjoy!
Greenprint courtesy of NCNLA member, Fairview Garden Center.
Hanging basket gardens are best suited for porches or other places that receive a sufficient amount of sun exposure.
Choose a hanging container unit.
Select plants and flowers that fit your taste. It helps to choose plants that grow out and down so that your baskets appear full and healthy.
- Top plants for full sun: Petunias and Million Bells, Bougainviella, Portulaca, Dragon Wing Begonia, and Sunpatiens.
- Top plants for shade: Chenille Plant, Fucshia, Streptocarpella, Bleeding Heart, and Torenia.
Select a spot that gives your plant the right amount of sun exposure. Balance sun exposure with shade exposure.
Each plant requires a different amount of sunlight. Research the kind of sun exposure your plant (or plants) needs.
Water baskets thoroughly.
Fertilize plant once a week.