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Hanging Baskets Hanging Baskets are used to view all plants suspended over other plants or landscape features A hanging basket is a refreshing way of using common plant but showing them so the look new and different then before In growing hanging plants you follow most of the basic techniques used in container gardening on the ground The selection of different kinds of plants containers and hangers is also wide enough to create an arrangement will hold the viewers interest and imagination Almost any plant that can grow in a container will also grow in a hanging basket A designer can use landscape and specimen trees shrubs perennials succulents tropicals ferns annuals herbs and vegetables The most popular hanging baskets are those that are covered with long trailing vines To add interest or color small bedding plants are planted on the sides of a sphagnum moss lined wire basket Arrangement of many different plants and accessories in the same container will become a small landscape Outdoors Hanging Baskets There are several factors that you should consider before constructing a hanging basket Factors such as location support structures light intensity and duration humidity and wind should be examined before buying the plant material and basket The support structure must be strong enough to support both plant and container The weight of the container full of soil water and plants can weight over 30 pounds Home gardeners often choose an overhanging beam of their home a support structure for a patio cover or a tree limb that is sturdy enough to hold container and plants Roof edge entries porches and patio structures are the most common structures used to support a basket Because different species of plants require different growing conditions environmental factors such as sun shade heat and wind must be considered when choosing a location for a basket Check to see if the basket will be exposed to reflected heat or strong winds Light colors can reflect the sun s rays and



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