I love the hanging pots and baskets overflowing with flowers and foliage. In spring I decided to hang up my flowers in pots and I've bought special chainlets and hooks to hang pots up. I hope you have read that my new greenhouse has been installed in May therefore I planted seedlings in hanging pots which I left there before any risk of freezing is over in late May. Early June I pulled out the pots to have earlier colors in the garden.
I planted one flower in each pot, because Petunia, Impatiens, Pelargonium, Surfinia etc. have wide blooms for my pots about 20 -30 cm.
Lets look at my hanging pots. The first one is Impatiens (above) that looks adorable and I think to keep it indoors in winter. Impatiens in reds, pinks, yellows, purples and whites, are a great addition of color to the garden. I've hung it on a pergola in moderate sunlight.
I'm sure many of you, my friends, love Petunias, these sun-loving plants with colorful blossoms that bring joy and color to any area wherever they are.
Surfinia is a new plant to me. I have always wanted to purchase it, finally it appeared in my garden. I chose interesting shape and color of surfinia. I have learned it was bred in Japan and has kept beautiful flowers for a long time. It is a kind of weeping, cascading petunia that produces series of flowers. I was glad to learn that plants are easy to maintain and they only require occasional watering.
I also love Pelargonium, as many other gardeners. These low-maintenance plants are perfect for any hanging pots. I have some pelargoniums of different colors, it's nice these plants can fit any kind of space :-). All they need is sunlight and watering fortunately this summer is enough sunny and rainy :-)
It's said hanging flower pots require more regular watering than baskets or tub plantings. I agree. When I have to be in the city I leave my plants on their own. If the weather forecast is dry and warm I try to water them the most. But there were days when returning to the garden I discovered that my hanging potted flowers were in poor condition.
What is your experience in hanging flowers maintenance?