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3 Fun Ways to Use Hanging Baskets in Your Garden

Posted on June 2, 2017

Hanging Baskets On The Porch

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women with hangings baskets for gardenIf you are looking for the simplest way to create a full and fabulous garden, look no further than the fantastic hanging basket. Chock full of healthy, flowering plants, hanging baskets are available in a myriad of colors and varieties. Choose from begonias to petunias and everything in between including combination baskets filled with two or more complementary plants.

Here are three ways to use hanging baskets in your garden:

  1. Hang them up – everywhere! Hanging baskets add a little something extra to the garden. While most flowers are planted in the ground, hanging baskets can bring color up to eye level. Add brackets to your fence posts or use shepherd hooks to add flowering color along stretches of fence line or in front of screening plants such as arborvitae and Leyland cypress. Hooks between posts on a porch are also a great place to add color or the graceful look of a Boston fern.
  2. Plant them in the ground. Fill your garden beds in a snap with gorgeous flowering hanging baskets instead of using flats or small pots. You’ll have instant color without all of the extra work of digging individual holes for each small plant from a flat.
  3. Pot ‘em up! Choosing which plants to add to your patio planters can be a chore. Take the guesswork out of planting by selecting hanging baskets mixed with several different plants to add color to your planters all season long. Simply remove the hanger, pop the plant out of the basket and plant it in the planter as you would any other annual and voila! Your planters are bursting with color!

Stop by Hicks Nurseries today to view our spectacular selection of hanging baskets. From bloom size to color and health, we have the very best plants available for your Long Island garden. We love gardens as much as you do!

Petunias hanging basket planting in an urn

Petunias hanging basket planting in an urn.

Beautiful combo planters on a porch

Beautiful combo planters on a porch.

Boston Fern Hanging Basket On A Porch

Boston fern hanging baskets.

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