Perennials Add A Touch of Color
Monday, September 19
Colorful Hanging Baskets- An Absolute Delight
What could be more pleasing to the eyes than beautifully colored baskets hanging on the walls of your home? It indeed is a treat to watch vibrant flowers blooming in the summertime or spring season.
Hanging Baskets are a great option for designing your home and they can be put on walls or can be hung on metal frames or poles. You can decorate your porch, entranceway and even gazebo with hanging baskets. There are many kinds of attractive baskets and plants available in the market which be bought for your home. You can easily plant ferns, small plants and flowers in baskets or pots and hang them to accentuate the look of your walls.
Petunias, Geraniums, Ferns, Fuchsias, Euphorbias and Verbena can be easily grown in hanging baskets. However, it is important to know the basic needs of each of these plants before choosing them. Some plants like partial sun and some thrive in full sun so select the ones depending on where you want to place the baskets. Decide on whether you want to place the baskets at eye level or higher up. The kind of plants and flowering pattern can help you determine the height of placing the baskets.
As far as choosing the basket is concerned, you should go in for the ones that are not too heavy and can easily be hung on walls. The structure, weight and design of the basket should be such that it supports the growth of flowering plants. Baskets that are too bulky and heavy can easily fall down during strong winds. Choose good basket liners like rubber, coco- fiber or traditional moss. Good basket liners help in retaining moisture in the soil and also help in soil insulation by keeping it warm during colder climatic conditions.
Try out planting flowers in hanging baskets this season…You will certainly love it!!!