The Q&A Archives: Hanging baskets and window boxes

Question: Would you please tell me how to make hanging baskets and window boxes of flowers

Answer: All you need are some containers with drainage holes in the bottom, some potting soil and as many plants as you can fit into your containers. Hanging baskets are usually filled with trailing annual plants and what you choose will depend upon whether you are going to set them in the sun or in the shade. For a shady exposure, try trailing fuchsias, alyssum, lobellia, impatiens, begonias or any other shade loving trailing plant. For a sunny exposure, plant wave petunias, kenilworth ivy, dwarf dianthus, or any of your favorite sun loving plants. Same for window boxes. Just fill with potting soil and choose the plants that will grow in the sunny or shady location your window box receives. Check daily for watering needs - plants in containers can dry out quickly. Enjoy!

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