Hanging Basket Blog August 2010 detailing Mark's
passion for Hanging Baskets
MY HANGING BASKETS HOME
Welcome to our site... you will find some great hanging basket products
along with information and ideas on plants for hanging baskets.
1.NEW PLANTS - Two new plants have really caught our imagination….
Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso® This New Petunia is ideally suited for
These unique petunias sport violet purple flowers edged in lime green –
WOW! Their unique colors pattern makes this unlike any other petunia
Click here to learn more about
Great news for us gardeners is that you can order these Petunias from
Proven Winners online. Plants ship 4 per box. They will arrive 5
business days after your desired ship date.
For a great display we suggest you plant 3 petunias per 16” hanging
Hundreds and Thousands - “Probably the Worlds Most Prolific Tomato”.
unique heirloom variety was re-discovered in a by Suttons of England in
a gene-bank of ancient seeds.
Tomato Hundreds and Thousands - 100s and 1000s will produce an
amazing crop of tomatoes (up to 600 tomatoes per plant) and is ideally
suited for hanging baskets.
These cherry tomatoes are about the size of a marble and their taste
here to learn more.
Plant 2 tomatoes per 14-16” hanging basket.
We're so excited about this
we have a second article on tomato 100s and 1000s.
COOL STUFF FOR HANGING BASKETS
We are always on the look out for gadgets to make growing beautiful
hanging baskets easier.
Sometimes we find really useful products – other times they can just be
over the top. Here some we’ve found – you decide!
Solar hanging basket rotator
Take your plants for a spin. This clever device slowly rotates
hanging baskets, ensuring even light exposure and promoting even plant
growth. The brighter the sun, the more the basket turns.
There is no noise and without looking very carefully you might not even
notice it moving. It is just like magic!
Priced at around $19.99 at Home Depot, Amazon.com and other locations.
Solar Lights for hanging baskets gather and store sunlight during the
day which powers LEDs at night to cast an accent glow on your hanging
For after hours enjoyment – light up your baskets. These solar lights
are ideal, they cast just enough light to make your flowers glow at
They run at about $39.99 per light – one light per basket.
Order from Amazon
Pre-lit Holiday Hanging Baskets
No need to do away with hanging baskets during the cold weather.
Using long-lasting LED lights that provide approximately 360 hours of
radiant illumination before you need to change the batteries. This is
about six hours of luminous ambiance per day for 60 days straight.
Easy operation - turn the white LEDs on and off manually or use the
six-hour timer included.
The “set-and-forget” technology, allows you to enjoy the basket's
warm, welcoming glow automatically--from dusk 'til bedtime or whenever
Range includes: poinsettia flowers in a basket, a mixed winter treat
lined with faux: moss, pine, fir, cedar, eucalyptus, winterberry, and
Order From Bethlehem Lights.
GARDEN SQUIRREL IS COMMITTED TO A GREENER EARTH
As part of their overall commitment to a Greener Earth - Garden Squirrel
has switched our packaging to Eco friendly biodegradable packing
These water soluble and compostable packing peanuts cushion and
protect product during shipping as well as the environment.
Our switch eliminates the negative environmental impact of
polystyrene peanuts, plastic bags and bubble wrap, so popular in
BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING PEANUTS
• 100% biodegradable
• Decomposes in water or in the compost bin leaving no toxic waste
• Made of Static-free organic corn starch
more about biodegradable packing material
Funny things we gardeners do...?
1. Basket Delivery Anyone?
This enthusiast took on the brave role of delivering 10 mature hanging
baskets for a charity event. The volunteer commented… "The baskets
didn’t just shed every petal in my car but a large family of spiders of
varying sizes and snails made themselves at home in the van and have
been busy weaving intricate webs of fantastic design both spun and
slimed on the windows" - what we do for love!
2. Tomatoes perfectly positioned in Plastic Swans
Some of us are always on the look-out for creative ways to garden –
and even more creative gardening containers. Here this enterprising
gardener found a creative and humorous way to brighten up their balcony
while growing their tomatoes.
MORE INTERESTING & ODDBALL “BASKET” STUFF
A Fun DIY Project – A Chandelair made of hanging baskets
creater comments “ Glamour, bling, sparkle....those are a few words
that come to mind when I look at this chandelier. And that is exactly
the look I was going for. I needed to add a bit of glamour and sparkle
to a corner of my daughter's bedroom.....”
For more on this…
The Largest hanging basket?
A garden centre is cultivating what it believes to be Wales' largest
hanging basket while raising hundreds of pounds for charity with its
Staff have created a giant hanging basket with flowers and foliage
weighing more than a ton.
The giant basket, which is hung from the gun barrel of an old army
tank, is six feet high, seven feet wide, and has a circumference of 18
Nostalgia - hanging baskets from the 1940s
Roseville Pottery among other made some beautiful pottery hanging
baskets in the 1940s and in to the 1950s.
The “Zephyr Lily” Hanging Basket pictured is an example.
This Zephyr Lily is a lovely floral design of unusual grace, beauty and
The motif depicts a flower of the genus Zephyranthes, which is native
to the tropical regions of the Americas.
This piece's color is Bermuda Blue - a wonderful shade and boy does it
pop! It stands approximately 5 1/2" high.