Project Monday: Hanging Flower Baskets

Springtime means flower time and I adore hanging flower baskets.
I am not much of a gardner though.

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They add a bit of glamour to an otherwise boring facade.

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I love a variety of colors but it's keeping them alive that is the hard part.

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Daily watering is required. 

This is the front of my home last year where I opted for ferns.

This year I decided to plant my own.  
Tuesday Morning had a great price on the hanging baskets with the seagrass (about half the price of Home Depot and Lowes).
I wish I had a potting bench like my friend Lisa at The Lisa Porter Collection, she has a lovely garden, be sure to stop by.

I picked up geraniums and am fairly certain they will bloom in a lovely salmon color.
 I centered one in each basket.

Then added potting soil all around...

...and finished with white impatiens all around.   
The purple petunias in previous picture are for another part of the yard.

They look a bit wimpy now but I know it won't be long before they will be spilling over.

Hmmmm, I just need to be patient for the 'wimpiness' to grow.
Patience is NOT one of my virtues.

Mondays are such a great day to get projects done, go visit Susan at 
Between Naps on the Porch and see what she and others are up to!


  1. Geraniums are one of my favorites. Several years ago I planted 4 little white plants -- just like you did. They are huge now and I bring them in and they winter over beautifully. Your patience WILL be rewarded. Jane F.

  2. Hi Renae,
    I love flower baskets, always try to have one or two each summer on the front porch. Mine goes very pale in colours though...but geraniums of course.
    Some of them have been with me more than 15 years by now.

    You have a very pretty house!

    Take care,

  3. I planted all my pots this weekend too. They will be growing like crazy soon enough. Love your house. Hope you are well.


  4. Tuesday Morning is one of my favorite places for terrific deals! The baskets are lovely, I am sure your baskets will be wonderful. You can find Moisture beads at Lowes or Home Depot where the fertilizers are. Use a pencil to poke a deep hole insert required amount of beads. Water well. They plump up and slowly release moisture-
    thanks for sharing,

  5. Nice! For us...we plant closer to winter...our summer kills off many annuals. We have a lot of pot's going right now. Some great others not so much!

  6. Beautiful! I love geraniums. They remind me of Summer. Keep us posted on their growth out of the wimpiness phase! Gorgeous front porch/house!

  7. Renae, This is a great post. It inspired me to hang baskets on brackets on my back porch posts! Thanks so much!

  8. I have baskets similar to these...need to get them out! Loved all the images!!!

  9. I just can't seem to make my hanging baskets 'spill' over! Not sure how to do that. . . Your's will be beautiful - love the photos!

  10. They look great. Thanks for the tutorial. Nice blog!

  11. i love these images.

    hanging baskets are the best!


  12. Beautiful, Renae! Thanks so much for all of your kind and supportive comments lately. Have a wonderful wknd. xo

  13. I don't think they're wimpy at all! They'll be gorgeous soon enough!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  14. If you are to impatient for the wimpy phase to pass, I just watched a video (and reposted it on my blog--Hanging Basket Brackets) about making slits in the moss/cocofiber and actually sticking plants through the bottom and sides of the pot. Its on my list of projects to try this year as the only ones I've done in the past were wimpy too.

  15. Lovely baskets. It makes me anxious for spring and I have a long time to wait.

  16. How lovely -- I would love to have window boxes on my house -- but we face the west and the hot afternoon sun would kill anything but cactus!


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