|Hanging baskets liven up porches, entrance
ways, eves and just about anywhere you can hang them bringing bursts of
color to your home, garden & yard.
From classic hanging baskets lined with coco fiber to preformed Angel
Moss lined hanging baskets which are great for side planting, to the
newer more contemporary styles which are hand woven and made out of very
striking combinations of moss, vine, or moss and twig, we have some of
the best baskets around.
We also offer a great range of
Our parent site
Garden Squirrel.com is all about container gardening and garden
This site however is dedicated to those of us who are just
“nuts” about hanging baskets.
My Hanging Basket Blog
is about how you can get the best
out of your hanging baskets by sharing tips, ideas and inspiration.
Regardless of whether you’re new to this or well and truly a hanging
flower basket / planter addict – we want this site to a place for
sharing ideas and inspiration with other Garden Squirrels who love
growing plants and flowers in hanging baskets as much as we do.
So we’d love to here from you contact us with your own tips and photos.
Thanks for visiting us here and for shopping at
It’s great and inspiring to see photos of other people’s baskets –
its gets you in the mood for planting and is a source of good ideas and
If you have any photos of great looking hanging baskets we’d love to
feature them in our hall of fame.
We're always on the lookout for great plants that work well in Hanging
Baskets and new varieties we can share with you.
Fuchsia are just one example, a genus of plants of about 100 species
with over 3,000 to 5,000 cultivators. They have lovely bell shaped
flowers that are ideal in hanging baskets and hanging planters.
Fuchsia baskets and planters can be hung outdoors during warm weather
when frost is no longer a threat and then cut back and brought indoors
during the colder months.
Lots more details on plants
just right for hanging baskets are collected
We have prepared a simple table as a guide to
choosing some great plants for baskets
Learn more about plants for Hanging Baskets.
As part of this we are creating recipes. Not just how-to pages
but we're creating high quality
Hanging Basket videos on YouTube like this one to help you make the
most magnificent Hanging Baskets.
We'll also add recipe pages to this site based on the photos we
receive – so you can learn how to make a similar basket and what plant
combinations were used. Innovative ways to reduce watering
Watering hanging baskets and planters daily or even twice daily can
really be a chore.
Here we share with you some innovative ways to keep your baskets and
planters watered without the need for daily watering using gel and moss
products. Click here for
Top 50 Hanging Baskets...
This year we are putting together our Top 50 Hanging Basket Ideas and
Recipes so we can share them – comments are welcome.
Edibles are popular
in Hanging Baskets
Interesting Stuff / New Products...
We are also always on the lookout for new products, new ideas and all
things interesting that are Hanging Basket related. Check out this
"stiff chain" Hanging Basket suspension.
Books & Magazine Reviews…
Spring Issue of Proven Beauty for 2010 is now available online –
click here. There is a good article on Earth Day, a feature on
Diamond Frost – a great drought tolerant plant for Hanging Baskets, some
of the new proven winner plants, along with a celebrity interview with
Rebecca Kolls on “Gloves, Gadgets and Garden Gold”
The Squirrel's Garden…
Right now we are livening up our own patch – with Tomatoes in hanging
planters, a twist on traditional hanging baskets and we have just
planted some impatiens which are thriving and look great.
Our Summer Road Trip…
This summer 2011 we will be on the road on the search for beautiful
hanging baskets. This years road trip will take us from Florida up into
Hanging Basket Hall
Hanging Basket How-To, Basic
It's easy to create a simple top-planted hanging basket like this one
with spring flowers like pansies, salvia and chrysanthemum
Place hanging basket with coco fiber
liner or moss liner on a table or bench. Add soil and slow release
Place your plants carefully, not too
close to the rim of the basket.
Add stiff basket chain to make moving
the hanging basket around easier, water and watch it grow.
Learn More about making simple hanging baskets.
Hanging Basket How-To, Advanced
Angel Moss Hanging Baskets permit you
to plant in the sides of the basket as well as on top to create a lush
appearance and nearly obscure the basket with blossoms and leaves
Poke holes in the sides of the moss
when its dry and gently insert the root ball of your seedling.
Wetting the moss makes it expand to grip the plant.
Learn More about making advanced side-planted hanging baskets.