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Simple Delight:  A Hanging Basket with Many Uses

By Steven
April 13, 2010

Here is a fragrant and simple hanging basket in which many of the plants can be grown from seeds or simply purchased in the spring and planted together for an immediate full display. However, its virtues go far beyond providing basic visual interest in the garden. Read on to find out more!

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 14, 2010 4:37 PM CST
I thought I was just using this as a chartreuse foliage plant. This is my first year growing it so am delighted to hear about the flowers too. And usable dried too. Thanks.
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Steven
Apr 14, 2010 5:02 PM CST
The small pink flowers are really nice. You'll really enjoy them!
I don't think I mentioned it in the article but you can overwinter them too or take cuttings.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Apr 15, 2010 7:05 AM CST
Thanks if it propagates by cuttings that is good to know.
Mine are just minute seedlings, but since there were only a few seeds in the package this is good.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Apr 15, 2010 2:17 PM CST
Please keep me posted on how they do! I would love see how you use them in the garden!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Apr 16, 2010 10:26 AM CST
Will do! they are just barely sprouted seedlings right now.
But I will baby them along.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids
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Steven
Apr 16, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Hopefully they pick up the pace a bit so you can get them outside Smiling
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Apr 18, 2010 9:41 AM CST
But I should be able to winter them over in the house?
They are perennials in warmer climes?
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Apr 18, 2010 2:11 PM CST
Yes, they are hardy to zone 9 and according to The Annual Garden make great houseplants over the winter Big Grin It also says the plant is very frost tender.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
May 12, 2012 12:30 AM CST
I lost these last year, but have about 8 or 9 good strong seedlings coming along under lights.
Would they work in hanging baskets as a trailer? Or are they more up right in plant form?
[Last edited by CarolineScott - May 12, 2012 12:31 AM (+)]
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