Containers forum: Unusual plants for hanging baskets

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Cinta
Jun 25, 2016 5:21 PM CST
I posted this rose in the Rose forum but thought it would be good here too.

I picked up a Lowes markdown to 5.00 rose Happy Chappy.
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When I started researching it I found they were advertising it in a hanging basket. The few flowers that are blooming are very fragrant and the way it is sticking out all over it would make a good hanging basket plant.
http://www.jacksonandperkins.com/happy-chappy-groundcover-ro...

I use odd plants in hanging baskets. I used a tropical Hibiscus and petunias one year and it was a great hanging pot.
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purpleinopp
Jun 26, 2016 7:13 AM CST
Awesome! Those look great! The old-school "sweetheart" rose could be one to try also. Those don't get very tall and have a leaning habit.

I get weird impulses and put about any plant in a hanging basket, including Coleus & ponytail palm.

My newest one was made a few weeks ago from various cuttings to hang where the sun shines all morning.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2016 1:36 PM CST

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What a colorful rose that is Cinta. Great way to display it's beauty and lovely scent.
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Cinta
Jun 29, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Yes Lynn I am going to hang it on the porch of the house I am going to put up for sale so I can have my greenhouse built. Hope it helps.

I am going to put some petunias around the edges so there is blooms and fragrance. Fingers crossed it helps me sell.
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2016 7:12 PM CST

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Bet it will Cinta. : )
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CommonCents
Oct 30, 2016 6:57 AM CST
I have ginger (common ginger, Zingiber officinale) in a hanging planter. That's pretty unusual. I should try to get some pictures of that now, especially since one of them is blooming. Next year at this time, I'll probably have some turmeric in a hanging planter as well.

I make hanging planters. So I have a lot more hanging pots and plants than many. I call my creations "rope art" though some look at my stuff and say "macramรฉ". Technically, macramรฉ is decorative knots, which are present in "rope art," but I also include hand braided sections and other artistic features not found in most "macramรฉ" pieces.
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Trish
Oct 30, 2016 7:14 AM CST

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We need pictures, Eric! Green Grin!
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CarolineScott
Oct 30, 2016 8:13 AM CST
They do sound neat!
We would like to see pictures!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 30, 2016 9:35 AM CST

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That sounds fascinating Eric. I can't wait to see photos of your rope art. That is a wonderful way to display the blooms/buds, right at eye level.
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CommonCents
Nov 2, 2016 8:51 AM CST
valleylynn said:That sounds fascinating Eric. I can't wait to see photos of your rope art. That is a wonderful way to display the blooms/buds, right at eye level.


Well, after searching for a few days for the hanging, lit ginger planter, I relented and ask "she who keeps track of things I lose." She reminded me that when we helped one of her friends move a few weeks ago, I offered her friend and her friend's husband to take one of my creations as a house warming gift, and the husband chose the ginger planter.

So I'll have to make another one (or two) of those for next year.

As a consolation, here are some pictures of my latest creation.
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This piece is made for a 12 inch plastic planter pot. The one shown is the "Newberry" 12 inch pot from Home Depot. It's also a perfect fit for the "Suncast" 12 inch planter pot from Walmart. I've used the 12 inch planter pots like this successfully to grow parsley, cilantro, sage, (all outdoors), as well as sweet peppers (both outdoors and indoors), and it can support a single smaller (determinate) tomato plant, although this planter lacks any net or trellis to support a tomato vine.

I believe (I haven't tried this one), it will also fit very well with a 10 inch clay terra cotta pot on a saucer. Most of my creations will fit the next size downt on a terra cotta clay pot on a saucer (with rocks or marbles between the saucer and the pot for improved drainage).

This piece has a built in light fixture for a PAR-38 (4-3/4") "spot light". The distance from the light to the top edge of the pot is about 22 inches. A 25-30 degree beam angle "spot" lamp is best for this piece. It's shown with a 30 degree beam blue/white "aquarium" light. I'm hoping that light will be more successful with leafy herbs. I'm trying sage, cilantro and parsley in this pot. I just planted the seeds yesterday.

Here's a closer up picture of the light fixture and the top part of the piece:
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Here's the basket/bottom detail, showing how the pot sits in the piece.
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Here's a picture showing the detail on the center section of the 6 strands.
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I'm not sure if "advertising" is allowed here, but if anyone wants one of these, you can "treemail" me for details. Lynn, if that's not allowed, feel free to remove the last paragraph.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 2, 2016 10:31 AM CST

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Wow, very cool Eric. And it has it's own light source for perfect growing conditions. Awesome.
Here is a link to the Classified section where you can advertise them for sale.
Can't wait to see it planted up. Hurray!
Start a new thread for you sale: http://garden.org/forums/view/forsale/
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plantmanager
Nov 2, 2016 11:01 AM CST
I have put Episcia 'silver skies' in a pot a long time ago. I don't have a pic, but it ended up being a very full trailing basket. This would work best if you live in a humid area as it does like humidity.
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Trish
Nov 2, 2016 7:25 PM CST

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Very Cool!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 3, 2016 9:48 AM CST

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Karen I had to look that plant up. Wow, it is beautiful in a hanging basket.

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