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saturn56
May 1, 2018 5:37 PM CST
Looking for suggestions on plants for a Shepard hook hanging plant that I want to put in my Churches high visibility garden. Something eye catching full sun zone 7a
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 1, 2018 6:16 PM CST
Is the garden inside or outside? How big is the basket going to be? How high will it hang above the garden? Is the full sun behind glass?
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Charlestown RI
saturn56
May 1, 2018 6:24 PM CST
It is outside the basket possibly 10" wide and it will be about 5' to 6' high it will not be behind glass
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 1, 2018 7:25 PM CST
If your basket was full of annuals, it would be easy because they wouldn't have to survive the winter and they would bloom all summer. A year round basket will be harder because it will have to survive the winter and bloom.

Hopefully, someone will have a suggestion... (I am thinking)

Also, if you are using one of those Shepherd's Hooks (from Lowe's or Home Depot) that you plant in the ground, you may have to stabilize the straight leg with a t-post or something. The weight of the pot will cause the Shepherd's Hook to bend.
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saturn56
May 1, 2018 8:04 PM CST
I am looking for suggestions on flowers to create a basket now not year round.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 1, 2018 9:14 PM CST
Then I would travel on down to the local Big Box Store and stock up on whatever catches your fancy. I would suggest Petunias, decorative sweet potatoes and Million Belles. To stand up and give your basket height, something like Coleus.

Pack them together. Annuals don't need space - they will be dead by the time the first snow falls. In a 10 inch basket, you could probably squash in at least 8 - 10 plants. If you get them in 6-packs, 10 or 12. The operative word here is 'Squash', as in wall to wall.

Post a photo when your basket is done. I LOVE annual baskets. Lovey dubby
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Christine
May 2, 2018 6:12 AM CST
I love sweet potato vines, you can find them in lime green & maroon.

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