Reviving a Dried Out Hanging Planter
it happens to most of us our hanging planters gets dried out.
Forgetting to water your hanging planter may have been the reason
sometimes however it can be that your planter and plants may have been
exposed to lots of hot sun and or the combination of hot dry winds.
For some of us starting over and replacing your plants is the best
option this way you get healthy happy plants straight away however
take head if your plants dried out once they may well do so again so
consider repositioning them to somewhere less exposed to the sun and
wind or consider alternative plants for your plants plants that like
sun and are more heat or drought tolerant.
However if youre a plant lover and cannot bear to throw your plants out
then the good news is that unless your plants are completely dead,
they can usually be revived.
To revive your hanging planter
Take the planter down set your planter on a bucket or somewhere where
stable so you can begin your surgery.
Begin by clipping off dead flowers and browning leaves and you will
see your planter will looks better already.
Then cut back yellowing stems and stems with a good many yellowing
leaves to encourage the plant to send out new shoots. If your plant has
trailing stems, you may have to detangle the stems first to determine
which are worth keeping.
Remove those that are not worth keeping then trim back your plants by
Water your planter well
Watering a dried out hanging planter or hanging basket can be difficult.
You may find that as you pour water into the planter it simply runs out
without wetting the soil. The best way to overcome this is to run a pan
of tepid water, and add a drop or two of dishwashing liquid.
The dishwashing liquid acts as a wetting agent and allows the water to
soak into the soil.
More on Watering Hanging Planter and Hanging Baskets.
Set your plant inside the pan of water and leave it for at least an
hour, or until your hanging planter is saturated.
Then leave your hanging basket somewhere sheltered for a few days
somewhere protected from all day sun and wind but somewhere that the
planter will still get good morning sun keep your plants watered and
before you know it, your hanging basket will be bursting with blooms
Hint: Study Other Peoples Planters
Hopefully this will help your plants recover always take note as you
drive or walk around your neighbor hood of other peoples planters see
what is growing well and what looks sick.
Gardening is very much site and area specific even moving a mile or so
away can result in conditions that some plants will love and other
plants will hate.
When you are looking at other peoples planters also look at where they
have them positioned are they under eves, under porches, in full sun,
in shade which side of the house are they positioned on.
This can prove to be a very useful guide for next year plantings.