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Hanging Baskets: Tips for Choosing the Best Blooms

Hanging baskets are a wonderful addition to any outdoor area, adding a splash of color and personality to porches, patios, and balconies. They offer an easy way to create an instant container garden, providing a beautiful display of blooming plants that can be changed with the seasons. Whether you’re looking to brighten up a small space or add some charm to a larger area, hanging baskets are a versatile and stylish option.

At our stores, we offer a wide variety of hanging baskets in an array of colors, plant varieties, and unique combinations that are sure to fit any style and budget. With our current buy one get one 50% off deal, you can add even more beauty to your outdoor space without breaking the bank.

To help you make the most of your hanging baskets, we’ve put together some tips for choosing the right hanging basket and taking proper care of your plants. From considering the location and choosing the right plants to selecting the right basket size and providing regular watering and feeding, these simple tips will help you enjoy a summer full of beautiful blooms in your hanging baskets. So, let’s get started!

Consider the Location and Choose the Right Plants

The amount of sun or shade the hanging basket will receive determines which plants will thrive in the space. For sunny spots, choose plants like geraniums, petunias, and calibrachoas. For shady areas, consider plants like dragon wing begonias and fuchsias. Explore these sun and shade loving plant options to create the perfect hanging basket.

    Sun Loving Options

    Creeping Jenny
    Dragon Wing Begonia
    Sweet Potato Vine

    Shade Loving Options

    Chenille Plant
    Creeping Jenny
    New Guinea Impatiens

    Presenting some of our top new hanging basket combinations for this year!

      Basket Size Matters

      Choose the right basket size to ensure the plants have enough space to grow and bloom. A larger basket size will provide several benefits to your plants. With more space for roots to grow, the plants can become stronger, healthier, and produce more blooms throughout the summer. Additionally, a larger hanging basket can hold more soil volume, which allows for better moisture retention and nutrient absorption.

        Proper Care for Blooms all Summer Long

        Regular watering is crucial, especially during hot and dry spells. Be mindful of the location of your hanging basket – those hanging in sunny spots may require daily watering to stay hydrated, while those in shady areas may require less. Proper feeding is crucial for the success of your hanging baskets. Flowering plants require a lot of nutrients, and frequent watering can wash away the soil’s essential elements. To keep your plants healthy and looking beautiful, it’s essential to feed them regularly with water-soluble or organic fertilizers. You can also opt for a time-release fertilizer that will provide a steady supply of nutrients to your plants throughout the season. With a little planning and following these simple tips, you can enjoy a summer full of beautiful blooms in your hanging baskets.


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