Hanging planters

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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?

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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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Brady, TX(Zone 8a)

What is mezoo?

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

ge1836 ~ That looks like an interesting trailing plant. Thanks for sharing it. I have a new consideration for spring :)

Lewisville, TX(Zone 7b)

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.

Gastonia, NC(Zone 7b)

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

This message was edited Jul 31, 2011 8:06 PM

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Lovely! The flags make it perfect!

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