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ToeJoe
Jan 7, 2017 12:03 PM CST
I would like to make or plant my own hanging basket but do not know what plants to put in them.
The do not get sun until around 1:00 P.M. in the afternoon.
For sure I would put a Geraniums in them but not sure what other plants would go into the baskets.
I live in Ohio and the baskets face West.
What is the best planting soil to use?
What is the best fertilizer to use in them?
This is the first year that I am putting them together.
Any advise is very welcome.
This is a learning project.
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DaisyI
Jan 7, 2017 1:57 PM CST
Hi ToeJoe,

First, I would wait until spring. Smiling

The nicest hanging baskets have annual plants in them so you would have to replant them every spring. I am suggesting annuals because they will grow quickly and flower over the course of the summer. Plants like Million Bells, petunias, Lobelia, purple sweet potato vine ... Look great in hanging baskets.

Any soil formulated for pot gardening will do. Many of them have a 3 month supply of fertilizer built in so won't need additional nutrients. Plant your plants close together. In a 12 inch basket, you could plant seven 3-4 inch pots.

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purpleinopp
Jan 8, 2017 7:05 AM CST
None of my hanging baskets have any annuals in them, that's way too expensive for me. With the exposure you described, look for full sun plants.

Do these discussions give you ideas?
The thread "Hanging the hanging baskets" in Annuals forum
The thread "Plants you've hung that aren't usually displayed or sold that way" in Houseplants forum
The thread "Unusual plants for hanging baskets" in Containers forum
The thread "Hanging Baskets and Watering" in Ask a Question forum
The thread "Shade plants are on summer vacation." in Houseplants forum
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