Spring Hanging Baskets!

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Spring Hanging Baskets are the best!

Spring Hanging Baskets are the best!

Typically available April through July.

Hanging baskets overflowing with stunning flowers and foliage of all colors and textures fill our gardens and outdoor space with so much wonder and awe. InColor spring hanging baskets are expertly designed to grow beautifully in your space all season long. 


From our favorite traditional spring hanging basket designs of geraniums with sweet potato vine, to our ever changing uniquely designed hanging baskets, InColor offers a wide selection in a variety of sizes. Check your local InColor retail partner for this year’s assortment! It's first come, first served!

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Want to create your own amazing hanging baskets?

Here are some reasons why we love hanging baskets and tips for creating your own with InColor Flower Packs, Pots and Trays.

Hanging baskets should be eye catching and featured in a prominent point in your outdoor space

Size & Drainage

Hanging baskets should be eye catching and featured in a prominent point in your outdoor space.


Making sure they keep their shape and trail beautifully all season is key to getting the attention they deserve!


Avoid small baskets. Sometimes when the basket is too small, it can cause your flowers to look overgrown and restrict root growth. We recommend a hanging basket planter between 12”-16”.


Next, it's essential that your hanging basket planter has proper drainage with holes in the bottom. This will guarantee your plant does not retain water too long which can cause root rot, wilting or dropped leaves, yellow or brown leaves, slow or halted growth, and mold or algae.

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Make sure you have a nutrient rich potting mix for the flowers in your hanging basket

Potting Mix

By making sure you have a nutrient rich potting mix that suits the needs of the flowers in your hanging basket, it gives them the best chance to stay healthy and grow beautifully all season long.

 

Potting mix is an all-in-one mixture specifically designed for containers that contains everything potted plants need to thrive. A high quality potting mix should store and release water and nutrients that the plants needs to anchor themselves. Common ingredients in potting mix include peat moss, perlite and vermiculite.

 

InColor recommends an All-Purpose potting mix that contains a slow release fertilizer. Ensure that you are indeed purchasing a “potting soil” because its structure is different than that of top soil of which one would put in a garden bed.
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Regular maintenance of your hanging baskets is important

Pruning & Maintenance

Regular pruning maintenance of your hanging baskets, or deadheading, will help the plant continue to produce fresh new blooms for longer. With proper care, your hanging basket can be a stunning addition to your garden, or any area you wish!


In some cases, it may be good to trim plants back a little extra to extend the life of the plant. This prevents the plant material from getting too leggy and encourages bushier growth in the following weeks.


The goal is to achieve the fullest display possible. Try cutting it back a little every other week. 


Leave some of the shorter branches with flowers on them alone, but take off the longer branches each time you cut it back to enjoy a beautiful hanging basket all season long!
READ: Why You Should Deadhead
Feed the plants in your hanging baskets on a regular basis

Feeding

Feed the plants in your hanging baskets on a regular basis, especially during mid to late summer. This will give your blooms a little boost to keep them full and vibrant.


Even with the perfect soil, the basket is just not able to contain enough sustenance to grow a quality plant for an entire season.

Most popular flower fertilizers on the market will do the trick if you follow the directions from the manufacturer. But as a general rule, fertilize in small doses on a 7-10 day schedule. If they receive too many nutrients at once, plants tend to grow more roots and foliage instead of the blooms we want.


Liquid fertilizers do a great job for plants in baskets and containers because the nutrients are absorbed quickly and easily.
READ: How to Water Outside Plants
Most importantly, water the plants in your hanging baskets regularly

Watering

Most importantly, water the plants in your hanging baskets regularly. Proper care will lessen your frustration and keep giving you the gorgeous blooms you are looking for. 


It is always best to check daily, and water when needed. If your hanging basket is dry to the touch, giving it a quick watering is necessary. 


Make sure you are using a wand extension or bring the basket down to make sure the soil and not the blooms are being watered. Getting your blooms wet could damage them and lessen the beauty of your hanging basket. 


Avoid using a constant pour or too much pressure, and give your soil a moment to absorb water. Place a tray under the basket if the area would be damaged by water.

READ: How to Water Outside Plants
We recommend these sun-loving plants for your hanging baskets

Best sun-loving options

We recommend choosing a variety of trailing plants for the sides of your hanging baskets and more upright varieties for the middle of the container.


• AlyssumCalibrachoaDiascia

Ivy GeraniumLantanaNemesia

OsteospermumWave Petunias

Scaevolan • VerbenaBacopa

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We recommend these shade-loving plants for your hanging baskets

Best shade-loving options

We recommend choosing a variety of trailing plants for the sides of your hanging baskets and more upright varieties for the middle of the container.


BegoniaColeusFuchsia

ImpatiensLamiumLobelia 

HypoestesCaladiumAsparagus fern
CrotonTorennia


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