Colorful Hanging Baskets and Other Containers
Bouquets burst with every shade of the rainbow, while baskets hang calmly in the still of the night. Arrangements and inspiration for every motif are found on these pages. Here's your chance to create fabulous mini-gardens of glorious hues and overflowing foliage right outside your front door or window, or on your patio, deck or any place you can grow something. With practice, creative planting, careful nurturing, and this guide, you can add a splash of color and a hint of fragrance seasonally to any setting. The choice of basket type and the ensuing maintenance are as important as the flowers themselves. Use the tips on composts and the actual planting, as well as suggestions for enhancing the containers, to ensure a healthy beginning for your hanging garden. Deciding just what flowers and colors to plant is perhaps the most difficult decision you'll have. Choose from pinks, yellows, and blues or hot and spicy, whites, sepia, and copper. Pick the right tools, the perfect planting moment, the place, the container, even the colors for different seasons. Then follow the instructions exactly for success or use them as inspiration for creating your own variations.
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