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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8287421

Hi y'all. I was wondering what your favorite hanging plant is and why you love it.

I put together a 'chandelier' last summer to hang over my garden tub in my bathroom. I used multiple species together and it's filling out nicely. It's looking so great in fact that I would love to make another one. What plant combination would you choose?

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8287431

Here is a picture of it earlier this summer. It was outside at this time to promote faster growth :)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2011
2:51 AM

Post #8287699

No hanging planter here but I do love "trailers"
Mezoo is my fav. In your zone it would be a perennial I guess. I take cuttings to stay all winter in my livingroom.
Here it is in a planter on the deck.

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TX_gardener
Brady, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2011
5:24 AM

Post #8287832

What is mezoo?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2011
5:25 AM

Post #8287834

You beat me to that question!!?! LOL

Cool planter Catz... nothing that unique here.

edited to ask: what all is growing in your basket Catz?

This message was edited Jan 2, 2011 7:26 AM

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8287907

ge1836 ~ I am curious what mezoo is also. From what I can tell in your pic it looks variegated. very pretty :)

Hi podster :) My chandelier is actually an upside down topiary form I got on clearance. LOL I've got Hoya compacta, Hoya brevialata, Tiger fern, Peperomia prostrata, Rhipsalis micrantha, Senecio radicans, Aeschynanthus 'Rasta', Ceropegia woodii, Puya alpestris< I will be moving this out, I had no idea how huge this will get when I put it in.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8287915

Hmmm... there is some more new ones for me to research. Thanks ~ I think! lol

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8287922

Google images Mezoo There is a latin name in one of the images .Its a Proven Winner plant. It is verigated and has teeeeny red flowers. In the ground it formes a carpet.
Plant Files has it. Livingston Daisey Doroeanthus, suculent

This message was edited Jan 2, 2011 10:05 AM

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8287969

Thanks ge1836 :) I'm going to look it up right now!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8287981

I always check Google and Plant Files before I order or buy anything. Plant Files has images of plants taken in a garden setting by Daves Gardeners. Its also a more true color than you see in a garden -nursery website

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8287986

ge1836 ~ That looks like an interesting trailing plant. Thanks for sharing it. I have a new consideration for spring :)
cindylove
Lewisville, TX
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8427162

I have a few favorites for hanging planters, mostly because I want to attract hummingbirds. I put red petunias, sometimes a geranium in the middle for height.
I also like Lantana & sometimes I can get it as a trailing one..they are only annuals here.

Last year I had great success in attracting hummingbirds for the first time..so I am sticking to the petunias this year.

Also, "Bleeding Heart" looks really nice in a hanging planter.
dstone
Gastonia, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8681365

My favorite hanging plant is the Dragon Wing Begonia. It fills out nicely and blooms all summer until frost.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8681683

Lovely! The flags make it perfect!

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