Modern Hanging Baskets
hanging basket full of flowers or foliage is classic and almost
timeless. Modern trends in hanging baskets have been two fold. The first
modern trend has been the development of new and improved plants, the
second trends has been dramatic new styles in the shape of hanging
Modern Plants for Hanging Baskets
Over the years different plants and color combinations have come and
gone, for example fuchsia baskets were once one of the most popular
plants for hanging baskets.
As lifestyles change many breeders have focused or breeding more
resilient, healthier, free flowering and generally easier care plants
many designed specifically to thrive in baskets, planters, window boxes
and containers in general.
Proven Winners is one major company that has focused on developing
and marketing better plants.
One example of an outstanding new plant was the development of super
petunias or wave petunia which steel the show with their combinations of
“soft” and even “hot” colors – free flowering easy care habit.
This great basket showcases the more modern trends in hanging
baskets, the “wave” or “super”-petunias.
The introduction of Wave petunias did not only modernize petunias it
literally “revolutionized” them. Old fashioned petunias were demanding
needing a lot of pinching and dead heading. With Wave petunias gardeners
can simply, plant, water and feed and then they are rewarded with
healthy plants, plenty of cascading flowers and no more dead heading.
old fashioned petunias required daily dead-heading and
modern variety "petunia million bells" is self-cleaning and easy
One of the more recent releases and one of our favorites has been
Lobularia Snow Princess as seen in the photo’s below. Another easy care
free flowering plant, that really performs well in hanging baskets.
addition to the development of more modern resilient, free flowering,
plants has been the ongoing development of the hanging basket itself.
Departing from the traditional basket, one of the most popular of the
“Modern styles” we’ve seen has been the introduction of conical or cone
shaped hanging baskets and planters.
In this photo you can see a traditional hanging basket next to a cone
Here are a small selection of popular cone planters
Fern Cone Basket lined with Angel Moss
stylish basket combines classic detailed iron work with the new
preformed angel moss liners. Angel Moss is a super premium form of
sphagnum moss harvested in New Zealand this is renowned for it water
Moss & Twig Cone Planter
The hand woven basket combined woodland mosses with twigs collected
from woodlands and the forest floor. Industriously woven together by
hand these baskets are very appealing and look great when planted.
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Cone shaped hanging baskets have really started to take hold with both
young and older gardeners. These bright “Hot” Colored Euro Hanging
Baskets have just been released and look great. What a great gift idea
for the younger gardener. Available in a great range of hot colors from
pink, yellow, to red, and orange these planters will add color no matter
where they are placed.
Taking things up another notch and capturing and almost modernizing
the popular 70s style woven cane hand bag, these pre molded hanging
baskets look great and certainly dress up this tree when hung on mass.
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Defying gravity, this unique upside-down hanging planter encourages
abundant greenery at home and at work, without sacrificing floor
BOSKEE promotes its innovative hanging planters as allows gardeners
“Look up in any home, office or other indoor environment and the least
used space will inevitably be the ceiling. What better place to grow an
indoor garden without interrupting day-to-day living.”
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Planters, click here.
Now moving into the 21st Century here are Urban Hanging Planters and
MPS Modular Planter System “the possibilities are endless!” From a bowl
for your counter top to hanging basket gardens with multiple bowls.
Yes these planters are as the company the makes them describes them
“cool, modern, sophisticated and sleek”