Traditional Moss Hanging Baskets
Moss lined Hanging baskets made popular by the Victorians – there have
been a great many innovations in hanging baskets to make our lives
easier since then.
of the newest is the use of Angel Moss liners for hanging baskets. These
sustainably farmed and then preformed liners are easy to insert, to side
plant and hold lots more moisture than traditional woodland moss, coco
fiber or even most sphagnum moss lined baskets.
Farmed in New Zealand, Angel Moss hanging baskets and liners are now
available here in the USA.
For more on Angel Moss lined baskets click here.
For more on Side Planting click here.
Hanging Baskets give Instant Curb Appeal.
Hanging baskets are a great way to add color and curb appeal to almost
any spot in the garden, under eves, in porches, flanking entrances ways
or even when used indoors.
They really set the scene and with the many new varieties of plants
breed specifically for container gardening and even just for hanging
baskets, the choice of plants, colors, flowers even fragrance has never
As many of us now lead busier lives, live with smaller gardens, in
town-homes or apartments small space gardening is becoming increasingly
Hanging baskets are a great way to teach and share the joy of gardening
to young gardeners and for older gardeners to keep healthy active and
With so many plants and plant combinations to choose hanging baskets
have never been easier.
Modern Hanging Baskets & Planters
Modern trends in hanging baskets have made them increasingly popular
with the fashion and style conscious also.
Breeders have been working hard to develop new and more easy care plants
for hanging baskets and planters. Many of these are more disease
resistant, free flowering, self cleaning and even more.
Besides better plants, fashion trends have also had their impact on
hanging baskets. Different shaped planters including cone planters are
now popular as are super modern “trend setting” hanging baskets that
give the WOW factor and add contemporary color and style.
more on modern hanging baskets click here.
City & Community Hanging Baskets
Popular in European and English town and pubs, hanging baskets enjoy
enormous popular in streets, villages, parks here in the USA also.
Baskets of flowers are used to create warm and welcoming environments,
adding color - softening the often hard lines and structures of
They are used to define walkways, to define areas and communities and to
“up market” and add elegance to shopping areas – such as seen here in
Rodeo Drive CA.
Hanging Baskets - More than just
If having show stopping baskets full of flowers is not enough for you –
yes you can have your cake and eat it too. Hanging baskets can be
planted not only with pretty flowers, but you can choose flowers and
foliage that are edible.
In this hanging basket full of nasturtiums not only are the flowers
edible but the leaves are also. They look great in salads. For more on
Nasturtiums in hanging baskets click here.
Don’t over looking fruiting plants also. Strawberries thrive in hanging
baskets as do many forms of tomatoes. And yes scientifically speaking, a
tomato is fruit Click here for more on this.
Hanging Baskets Combinations Can Attract
Butterflies & Birds
Combining different plants in your Hanging baskets can attract
butterflies to your garden as well as birds including parrots and
are a great number of nectar plants available that are ideally suited to
hanging baskets – many of them have great flowers and flower freely, and
are easy care to boot !
Humming birds once they have found your hanging basket full of yummy
juicy nectar producing flowers will return again and again – they are
just wonderful to watch..
For more on hanging basket plant combinations that attract humming birds
For basket combinations that attract butterflies click here.
Warning! – The Hanging Basket Bug can be
Sometimes once you have the hanging basket “bug” knowing where and when
to draw the line and say enough is enough can be hard – here this
homeowner has a serious case of basket fever !!!
As with most things, people will try to outdo themselves and yes there
is a Guinness book of world records for the largest hanging basket in
the world – seen here in the UK.
With smaller space gardening becoming so increasingly popular and the
advent of more and more plant breeders and designers focusing their
attention on hanging baskets and planters and wall baskets and planters
you can rest assured that the hanging basket bug will never die.