Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hanging Baskets

I wanted to share a few photos around my yard and garden, before the cold weather kicks into full force. 


 My hanging basket plan worked out quite well for the 2010 gardening season.  I started with 2 scented geraniums and used cuttings to get 3 more plants in spare baskets.  I used various petunias trying to get some reddish flowers in one basket, pink ones in another, and some purple and orange flowers in another.  Each basket had either a plug or a cutting from the sweet potato vine, as well. 

I gave each of the baskets a good dose of Miracle Grow for the last time and I had a pretty good bloom for the beginning of October in our zone 4 area!  These are somewhat protected by the patio roof and we haven't had a frost yet.  My plan is to see how long I can make them last! 

I guess this one needs a liitle water !


Terriaw said...

love your hanging baskets!!! I love these kinds of baskets with the wire frame and mossy liner. We had a couple on the gates into our backyard, which were so charming. I always wish I had done more, so I'm loving yours!

Deanna said...

Your baskets do look nice, but not as nice as your header. It is one of the most beautiful I have seen.

orchidlover said...

great baskets. Mine have just about gone over now so I'll be spending the next week or so emptying them.

Love and hugs Gina xxx