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Hanging Baskets

June 22nd, 2015

I love hanging baskets, but I really dislike spending money on them each year. While we were at Longwood Gardens last week I spotted these beauties.
spider plant hanging baskets 3
spider plant hanging baskets 1
spider plant hanging baskets 2
Spider plants make beautiful hanging baskets and could easily be overwintered in the basement or other parts of the house. Spider plants are extremely beneficial for cleaning indoor air so they would be great to have indoors during the winter months. I might have to try growing a hanging basket like this.

Do you have hanging baskets in your garden? What’s your favorite plant to use?

5 Comments to “Hanging Baskets”
  1. Chris on June 22, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I have a lot of shade so this year I have begonias with a trailing vine. In past years I have had fushia baskets that do very well and are beautiful also.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on June 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Susy, I do have hanging baskets on my poor man’s living patio arch. They are impatiens because of the shade that covers the patio in the summer. The plants that are on the ledge of the retaining wall are Silver Mist, Begonias, and Coleus. It puts on quite a show during the summer months. It makes for sitting on the patio a pleasant experience. I buy four hanging baskets every year and flats of plants to plant containers for the retaining wall. I think this is about year number six for the baskets and pots of plants.

    Have a great hanging basket day.

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  3. Laura ~ Raise Your Garden on June 23, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I totally agree with you on the price of hanging baskets. At the local nursery, it’s now $60 for a hanging basket, so pricy that I got my mom something else this Mother’s Day. I usually get a gift and a hanging basket, but this year went a totally different route because the hanging basket only lasts one season. I like million bells =)

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  4. misti on June 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I would do more hanging baskets if I could, but my husband isn’t overly fond of them. Outside we have a tropical cactus I don’t know the name of, another tropical cactus–ricrac, and the tropical Thanksgiving cactus, cousin to Christmas cactus.

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  5. Tonya on June 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    In our area hanging baskets start at around $20 for basic ones, more elaborate baskets can easily reach $60+. We have two local, family-owned nurseries that have beautiful baskets for around $25 but the frugal girl in me doesn’t even like that. I have a hanging basket with a coconut liner that I like to hang off the deck by the kitchen window so I can watch hummingbirds while at the sink. Usually I wander through the nursery and decide which basket I like the best, then purchase the plants and plant it myself. This year, instead of spending $25 for the pre-planted purple and lavender verbena that I fancied, I spent $12 for four plants and two weeks after planting it looks just like the one at the nursery!

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