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					?Hanging baskets have been popular for summer decorating for many years. They
even go back as far as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These fantastic gardens were
considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Even the Victorians adored their lovely hanging baskets. As people moved to North
America, their love of flowers, and diverse cultures brought various ways to display
them.

Hanging baskets are an attractive way to decorate porches and verandahs with
beautiful colors and different plants. Usually the kind of flowers you plant is based
upon the position they are in. If they are in full or part sun, or shade, this determines
the plants that can be grown.

Use your imagination and likes to decide what flowers to plant. You can go with all
one color, mixed colors, and holiday themes. If you want, you can use all the same
flowers or mix sizes and colors in your flower baskets, window boxes, and planter
stands. If you are in a warm climate you can start your hanging baskets and planters
early and enjoy them for many months.

Using Hanging Baskets

To make your house and garden attractive, try hanging baskets in other places besides
the front porch. Use a shepherd's hook with a hanging basket beside your front steps
or mailbox. Build an arbor and decorate it with hanging flowers. Frame your sidewalk,
patio and entrances with colorful hanging baskets.

When you are ready to plant, decide what kind of planter you want. The sizes vary
from 6 to 12 inches. Choose a size that is appropriate for the area where it will hang.
When you have the container, then you are ready to put the moss in the pot.
Sphagnum moss is used because it holds moisture and helps plants grow better. After
the moss is moistened and fitted into the container, then you can add the potting soil
and polymers. Potting soil by itself does not hold nutrients, so polymers need to be
added periodically.

Hanging Baskets Require Minimal Care

Hanging pots are easy to take care of and come with an external saucer or an internal
disk that holds water, which can be pulled into the plant. Just continue watering and
fertilizing through the summer and you will be able to enjoy your beautiful plants the
entire season. Hanging baskets do not take up a lot of room and are pleasing to look at,
being at eye level.

With the Bloom Master hanging baskets, you do not need to use the moss. You buy
the pots with growing holes and use potting mix with nutrients to help the plants grow
faster and larger. These hanging baskets and box planters produce healthy beautiful
plants in no time.

Plant Beautiful Flowers

When you have the pot prepared, place your flowers in and water them. Plant the
largest flowers first and follow with the smaller ones and the fillers. Some popular
flowers that are recommended for hanging baskets are petunias, impatiens, pansies,
ferns, ivy, mums, coleus, fuchsias, and many others. Start planning your flower
gardens now and enjoy a creative, beautiful growing season.

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