The Tacoma Boys Guide to Hanging Flower Baskets
The gorgeous blooms of springtime mean hanging flower baskets are a common sight around here! The spring season brings with it the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of flowers around every corner and in many ways. Hanging flower baskets are a great way to plant spring flowers with little maintenance or need for a green thumb. They’re easy to get started with, take care of, and rearrange if necessary.
Hanging Flower Baskets
If you love the beauty of blooms, hanging flower baskets may be the perfect garden project for you! Contained in one place and portable, hanging baskets tend to be easier to take care of than heavy pots or stationary garden beds. Landscaping with flowers is pretty to enjoy as decorations, but hanging flower baskets are just as lovely and do-able. You can simply transfer growing plants into hanging baskets to create a beautiful arrangement of your preference. Or, stop by Tacoma Boys for a variety of different styles and colors of hanging baskets that are planted with multiple types of flowers and ready to hang!
Why We Love Hanging Baskets
Potted plants like those in baskets are easy to transport to different areas of your yard. Since they’re meant to hang from hooks on the porch or around the house, hanging flower baskets tend to be lighter than stationary plants. While we do have a wide selection of concrete and ceramic pots, hanging flower baskets are convenient and aesthetically pleasing. You can also plant non-flowering plants in hanging baskets, such as pothos plants that trail with long stems and multiple leaves. Check out these tips by the Garden Glove to get started with your baskets! This includes considering sun, shade, moisture, and aesthetic before you choose where to plant what.
Get Started Planting Flowers
Planting flowers in hanging baskets is simple to accomplish and is a great different kind of plant to enjoy. Since trailing plants and leaves hang over the side, hanging flower baskets are nice to look at from many angles. And it’s just simply a fun alternative to regular growing plants and flowers! The best flowers to plant in hanging baskets are the ones that grow long and tend to trail or become bushy. While you are of course free to try planting flowers of whatever variety you choose, it’s recommended to use varieties that complement each other. This might mean a combination of blue flowers and purple flowers, like the always-colorful primroses.
Best Flowers To Plant In Hanging Baskets
Like any other gardening or plants, always be sure to research the type of plant you want and how much sun and shade it requires. Tacoma Boys carries a wide variety of many different flower seeds and plants that are great for hanging baskets. In general, some of varieties of plants and flowers that are most commonly planted in hanging flower baskets include trailing or bushy plants such as:
- Petunias (perhaps the most popular flower for hanging baskets!)
- Gold pothos
- English ivy
- Yellow coreopsis (trailing daisies)
- Lotus vine
Another thing to keep in mind when planting in baskets or pots is not to overcrowd the area! These blooming flowers may start small but many are likely to grow in the peak season substantially.
Decorate With DIY Hanging Baskets
When it comes to making your own DIY hanging baskets, it’s fun to get creative! Just like crafting a flower bouquet, the arrangement of flowering plants in your hanging basket can be customized to your specific preference. You can also use the same types of flowers and plants in other types of pots that are similar to hanging baskets. For example, retro windowsill-style flower pots and beds work well with a lot of the same flowers for hanging baskets. That’s because they allow for the plants to get bushy and trail down the side as they grow. Try ideas like these to stylize your DIY hanging baskets:
- Plant different colors of the same flower in a row of hanging baskets.
- Have fun with a variety of plants that are different lengths and styles. For example, primroses are short while fuchsias grow out long. Plant them together!
- Add some traditional greenery that lacks blooms for some leafy contrast to the colorful petals, too.
- Plant complementary colors of flowers together such as a blend of purple, pink, red, and orange.
In addition to planted hanging flower baskets, Tacoma Boys has a wide selection of flower seeds, growing plants, empty baskets, and potting soil. These supplies are just about everything you need to get started in the garden and enjoy a spring and summer full of beautiful blooms! To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!