TheGreenThumb
3 years ago1,000+ Views
Winter Hanging Garden How-To
You can create a beautiful winter flowering basket in just a few easy steps! Using plants like cyclamens, winter-flowering violas and some evergreens, you'll get nice color! In even colder climates, adding evergreens that have berries will enhance the color even further. ::When to Plant: Early autumn ::At Its Best: Autumn to early spring ::Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours ::Materials Needed: hanging basket liner plastic bag wide, low pot scissors potting soil newspaper small plastic pot watering can Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' heathers (Erica) cyclamen winter-flowering violas small ivies ::Before You Plant Stand the basket on a wide pot to keep it stable during preparation. Then add a specially made basket liner. ::Cut Out Planting Holes Lay a circle of plastic bag over the bottom of the liner to act as a reservoir. Cut out a few evenly spaced crosses around the sides of the liner. ::Add Ivy Around the Edge Add a layer of potting soil to the bottom. Wrap paper around the root ball of each ivy and push them through the holes in the sides. ::Plant the Top and Water Add the plants and fill in around them with more soil. Firm them in. Place a small plastic pot near the center to act as a watering reservoir. Water into this pot to make sure it reaches the plants' roots.
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Thank you! There are some plants that can make it through the winters, but this basket will definitely help those tht are slightly less tough get through.
3 years ago·Reply
Very nice tutorial: I've never even though of making a winter specific basket so that it's able to survive. The plants still have to be pretty hardy to make it though, right?
3 years ago·Reply
@yakwithalan Thanks! Glad you find this tutorial helpful.
3 years ago·Reply
Just wanted to come let you know I gave this a try, and it looks beautiful! We'll see how it lasts! @TheGreenThumb thanks!
3 years ago·Reply
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