Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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!