All Posts   Posted:   May 6, 2011

Hanging baskets provide excellent color and texture in a vertical statement which draws the eye up. They provide a soft lush look, softening the hard lines of exteriors. There is a wide variety of plants that can be used in sun or shade, straight (a single variety) or in combination (many different varieties) in hanging baskets to provide vibrant flowers, fabulous foliage and interesting texture.

Care

With proper care, summer hanging baskets will generally bloom from May through October. Regular watering and fertilizing are the keys to success with hanging baskets. In addition, deadheading and/or trimming (see below) help to keep hanging baskets fresh, fluffy and full of stunning foliage and vibrant blooms. Be sure to download our Hanging Basket Care Guide as an additional reference.

Water

Water regularly according to current or forecasted weather conditions. In other words if it’s cool and humid water infrequently. If it’s hot, dry and/or windy water often, sometimes twice a day during the hottest spells in summer.
Keep in mind that coco liner, peat pots and moss lined baskets are very porous and will dry more quickly than plastic containers.

Fertilize

Fertilize every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer. And fertilize monthly with a slow-release granular fertilizer like Dr. Earth Bud & Bloom Booster. This relatively intense regiment of slow and quick release nutrition is tailored to hanging baskets which rapidly leach nutrients with each watering. This dual effort will sustain lush growth and plentiful blooms.

Deadheading and Trimming

Deadheading is when old, spent blooms are removed in order to encourage a fresh flush of new blooms. Begonias, Geraniums, Lantana, Pansies, Petunias, Verbena and Violas benefit most from deadheading.
To minimize maintenance choose Million Bells, Bacopa, Diascia, Nemesia or trailing foliage plants which do not require deadheading to look fantastic.
Trimming is removing older stems that are leggy and less productive in order to encourage fresh productive growth. This is done with Bidens, Million Bells (only occasionally), Trailing Petunias and most trailing foliage.

We offer a wide selection of beautiful hanging baskets during the growing season. Both straight and combination baskets are available. All other options are available during the growing season to create personalized baskets.

Winter Hanging Baskets

Winter blooming baskets will bloom November through April, individual blooms may be occasionally lost in hard cold snaps, but they are replenished with new blooms. Pansies and Violas are the blooming options for winter. Usually they are used in combination with evergreen accents for a full lush display that will last till spring.

Hanging baskets provide excellent color and texture in a vertical statement which draws the eye up. They provide a soft lush look, softening the hard lines of exteriors. There is a wide variety of plants that can be used in sun or shade, straight (a single variety) or in combination (many different varieties) in hanging baskets to provide vibrant flowers, fabulous foliage and interesting texture.

Care

With proper care, summer hanging baskets will generally bloom from May through October. Regular watering and fertilizing are the keys to success with hanging baskets. In addition, deadheading and/or trimming (see below) help to keep hanging baskets fresh, fluffy and full of stunning foliage and vibrant blooms. Be sure to download our Hanging Basket Care Guide as an additional reference.

Water

Water regularly according to current or forecasted weather conditions. In other words if it’s cool and humid water infrequently. If it’s hot, dry and/or windy water often, sometimes twice a day during the hottest spells in summer.
Keep in mind that coco liner, peat pots and moss lined baskets are very porous and will dry more quickly than plastic containers.

Fertilize

Fertilize every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer. And fertilize monthly with a slow-release granular fertilizer like Dr. Earth Bud & Bloom Booster. This relatively intense regiment of slow and quick release nutrition is tailored to hanging baskets which rapidly leach nutrients with each watering. This dual effort will sustain lush growth and plentiful blooms.

Deadheading and Trimming

Deadheading is when old, spent blooms are removed in order to encourage a fresh flush of new blooms. Begonias, Geraniums, Lantana, Pansies, Petunias, Verbena and Violas benefit most from deadheading.
To minimize maintenance choose Million Bells, Bacopa, Diascia, Nemesia or trailing foliage plants which do not require deadheading to look fantastic.
Trimming is removing older stems that are leggy and less productive in order to encourage fresh productive growth. This is done with Bidens, Million Bells (only occasionally), Trailing Petunias and most trailing foliage.

We offer a wide selection of beautiful hanging baskets during the growing season. Both straight and combination baskets are available. All other options are available during the growing season to create personalized baskets.

Winter Hanging Baskets

Winter blooming baskets will bloom November through April, individual blooms may be occasionally lost in hard cold snaps, but they are replenished with new blooms. Pansies and Violas are the blooming options for winter. Usually they are used in combination with evergreen accents for a full lush display that will last till spring.