Hanging Basket Blog July 2011
a great time for the year for us gardeners your hanging baskets are in
full bloom, its time to relax with friends and family and to enjoy the
outdoors grilling and chilling in our patio or yard.
It is nice to see people
taking different themes to their plantings and this 4th of
July was no exception.
4TH OF JULY HANGING BASKETS
Creating hanging baskets with flowers red, white and blue is easy to do
and looks great on and around the 4th of July and of course
into summer as well.
you are considering a red white and blue flower theme for next year or
even if you want to plant up a hanging flower basket now, some great
plant choices include verbena, petunias, vinca and ivy geraniums.
All of these flowers work well in hanging baskets or in a hanging
planter and will reward you with flower after flower.
And check out this great plant for your red white and blue hanging baskets -
the Vinca Mediterranean XP Lipstick Mix. This trailing vinca
plants ideal for a hanging basket or a hanging planter.
Seeds can be ordered here.
HERB PLANTS IN HANGING BASKETS &
have been spending a lot of time writing about Herbs in Hanging baskets
and hanging planters.
far we have covered:
Herbs in Hanging Baskets
a general overview of some of the herbs you can use in hanging
baskets, how to grow herbs, selecting your hanging planter as well as
plant and growing tips - click here for more on
Herbs in hanging
Hanging Basket Plants -
Mint in Hanging Baskets
- we love mint it is great with new potatoes with a dash of butter
and of course is a staple for many summer drinks. Planting Mint in a
hanging basket or hanging planter is a great way to grow mint which can
tend to be invasive if grown in the garden. In our article on Mint in
hanging baskets we talk about growing mint in hanging baskets, we share
some summer drink recipes and five you our choice of some of the best
mints available click here for more on
Mint in hanging
Hanging Basket Plants -
Rosemary in Hanging
another favorite of ours for hanging baskets. Rosemary has a
great aroma when brushed against, has lots of flowers is fairly
drought tolerant and bees and butterflies love it. On top of this
fresh or dried rosemary and rosemary sticks are great in the kitchen and
on the grill.
our article on
Rosemary in hanging baskets we talk about the different varieties of
Rosemary including the ones we recommend for hanging baskets and
hanging planters, we talk about growing rosemary in hanging baskets and
of course share a couple of our favorites recipes.
Space for more hanging baskets? But still want to grow your own
herbs check out this garden planter? Try a window box filled with
herbs rosemary, parsley, thyme and basil.
Hanging basket Plants -
Thyme in Hanging Baskets
Thyme is rewarding and fun to grow in the garden and in hanging baskets
and hanging planters. In our article on growing Thyme in hanging
baskets we share tips on growing thyme, and recommend how to grow thyme
in hanging baskets and hanging planters.
Hanging Basket Plants -
Basil in Hanging Baskets
what can we say, no self respecting Squirrel would be without basil
and basil is easy to grow and ideally suited for hanging baskets. In
our article on hanging planters of basil, we talk about growing basil,
basil as a companion plant and on how basil is wonderful when grown in a
hanging basket with cherry tomatoes.
HANGING BASKET BRACKETS THE FROG
Last month we focused on the great selection of
English brackets for your hanging baskets and hanging planters coming
out of the UK.
During our research one of our Squirrels also came
across the Frog Bracket. In 2008 the frog bracket won a platinum award
at the British Invention Show.
This clever little frog bracket is just plain fun
and what a novel way to hang your basket or hanging planter(s).
A really great gift idea for that hard to please
For more information on this
OF THE MONTH WATERING YOUR HANGING PLANTER
With the summer heat comes the need for diligent
watering of your hanging baskets and hanging planters daily if not
twice daily when it gets really hot and windy too.
We suggest watering your hanging basket plants
first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon when the
temperatures have dropped and the sun is off your basket or hanging
Watering is the key to good healthy plants that
produce lots of flowers making your hanging baskets bloom beautifully
all summer long.
Cant meet the daily routine of watering then
check out the watering system from Raindrip in the article below.
HANGING BASKET PLANTS AND GARDEN
These articles came to our attention and we
included them to share with you.
BASKET PLANTS - BOUGAINVILLEA IN HANGING BASKETS
BASKET PLANTS - PORTULACA IN HANGING PLANTERS
BASKET PLANTS IVY PELARGONIUM
YOUR HANGING BASKETS USING THE RAIN-DRIP SYSTEM
FUN PHOTOS & INTERESTING GARDEN
Grassy Green - Book Markers
These cool new Green Markers by designer Yuruliku
are paper bookmarks from Japan that are crafted to look like grass
blades sprouting up from the pages of your books or magazines. For what
they are, they're super expensive, but they do come in a set that
includes 3 packs with 75 grass bookmarks in each.
Frederik Roijι - Holy Bird Homes
Provocative, political or simply original?
Decide yourself where your birds nestle: in the
church or mosque.
Frederik Roijι designed with Holy Homes a place to
nestle for wind birds to feel at home. A statement for liberty and the
desire of security.
Available in multiple shapes and sizes.
European Window Boxes thanks for sharing
this great photo of summer flower filled window planters set amongst the
bright blue sky.
Birmingham City Centre has been brought to
life with an array of floral displays in preparation for the Britain in
Bloom competition this clever planting combination drew much