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Not everyone has a green thumb, but hanging planters don’t need a gardener to maintain them. Hanging plants are a great option for those who don’t have the time and patience for a fully-blooming garden. Easy to display around your home or office, hanging baskets don’t take up much space and make a wonderful gift for almost anyone. Many hanging basket flowers come filled with a variety of flowers and they are pre-fertilized, so all you need to do is choose one and hang it up.
Annuals are a popular choice for hanging plants. Popular annuals used in hanging baskets include:
- Water hyssop
- Silver bells
- New Guinea impatiens
- Sweet Alyssum
Your hanging baskets should receive plant food every few weeks, which is essential to their growth and especially important during peak levels during growing seasons. Place plants in a location that ensures adequate sun exposure. Aside from regular watering and the occasional feeding of plant food, hanging plants are incredibly low maintenance and make a great addition to spots where you wouldn’t traditionally see flowers and plants.
When choosing a spot to hang your hanging baskets, consider the durability and quality of the hanger as the plant could fall once the weight of the soil and water is added. A high-quality basket and hanger are key to a successful hanging plant. Speak to the TERRA garden specialists about what type of hanger is right for your hanging flower baskets.