Were adding lots of Recipes and "How To" Videos
For The Best Hanging Baskets & Garden Planters
Were adding lots of Recipes and "How To" Videos
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What fun it is to grow something yummy and edible in your baskets.. a great planting idea is Strawberries.
Interesting Basket Stuff
In addition to this we are busy adding more inspirational and interesting stuff to our site.
Want to attract butterflies to your hanging baskets and planters - we have some recommendations on plants for hanging baskets that butterflies simply cant resist
Share our top picks on some the best plants and plant combinations so as to attract humming birds to your hanging baskets and hanging planters
Look at the size of this hanging basket - now the worlds largest hanging basket weighing in at a quarter of a tonne - wow thats big!
Hanging Basket & Planter Blog
We will also be starting our very own Hanging Basket blog soon. Sharing ideas like the one below..
Reflective planting can be done easily and to great effect .....
Reflective planting is a really useful design idea - for impact group 2-5 planters in close proximity -more if space allows. This will really get your neighbors talking.
The photo above is of pansy's and chrysanthemums planted in Angel Moss in an English Styled Planter - pretty, isn't it ?! What's more exciting is that these planters were planted only two days before this photo was taken - side-planting is the trick to getting fuller baskets faster.
Show us you're nuts and send us your photos...
We also want to see what other "Garden Squirrels" have been up to and want to encourage you to send us your photos, share your ideas - trials and what works and what doesn't... this way we can all have better looking better preforming hanging baskets, hanging planters, garden planters and window boxes - making the world a nicer place one planter at a time.
This photo comes all the way from New Zealand and was taken last summer - what a great looking window box!
In our Planter Recipe section we aim to share the recipe of what products and plants were used so you can create a window box like this if you want to - nothing like sharing information
We will be set up to handle receiving photos real soon - so dig out what ever you have and get ready to send them to us and to share your success.
Questions & Answers
We will also be taking and answering questions as best we can..
Answer - Its all about the watering. Before selecting your plants - ask yourself
Q Can you water every day ? - if yes - then you can grow almost anything. Remember to water early in the morning or later in the evening as the sun can easily burn wet foliage and flowers.
Q Can you water every other day ? - if yes - then opt to grow something hardy and choose a more a shady spot (morning sun only) for your planter(s) - there are plenty of these see our shady plant list and recipes coming soon.
Q Can you only manage watering once or twice a week ? - if this is you - then opt again for a shady spot (morning sun only) for your planter(s) and go for drought tolerant plants - there are plenty of them. We will soon be adding a list of recommended drought tolerant plant and planting recipes.
Once you know what watering schedule you can realistically stick to then, and only then, start looking for the plants that will love you.
Yours Truly,The Garden Squirrel
For the best hanging baskets, hanging planters, garden planters and more.
Were busy adding new stuff almost every day.... we have lots to share. The list of topics we intend to cover over the coming months includes:
Orchids in Hanging Baskets
Geraniums in hanging baskets
Bulbs in Hanging Baskets
Tomatoes in Hanging Baskets
Best Flowering Hanging baskets
Fragrance in Hanging Baskets - some of the best flowering plants
Hanging baskets for “dummy’s”
Birds and Baskets - bird's nesting in baskets and what to do !
Edible Hanging Baskets – tomatoes, strawberries, nasturtiums, chilli's...
Proven Winners –New plants for hanging baskets
Get More Blooms - Dead Head Hanging Baskets
Drought Tolerant Hanging Baskets
Common Pest & Diseases that affect hanging baskets - and remedies
Our Top 10 Hanging Basket Plants
New Products for the Hanging Baskets Enthusiast
Hanging Baskets for the 4th of July - this is very cool
Dress your Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes for Halloween
Make A Great Gardeners “Gift” Basket from $30.00 upwards
The Latest Hanging Baskets Trends in Colors & Styles
Best Hanging Baskets this Spring
New Hanging Baskets Styles for 2011
Hanging Baskets ideas from Disney
Hanging Baskets ideas from Vi
Hanging Baskets ideas from
Hanging Baskets – European Trends
How to make a Living Wreath
If you have any topics you would like covered just drop us an email - we would love to here from you.