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(Zone 7a)


May 21, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9131962

There are a total of 73 votes:


Foliage plants; ferns, ivy, philodendron, etc.
(11 votes, 15%)
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Annual flowers. (which ones?)
(20 votes, 27%)
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Veggies! (tell us!)
(0 votes, 0%)
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Tropical or perennial flowers.
(7 votes, 9%)
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A mixture of foliage and flowers.
(18 votes, 24%)
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Other (tell us!)
(17 votes, 23%)
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Previous Polls

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9131964

If I had hanging baskets, they'd have annual flowers. Colorful, cascading flowers like wave petunias or maybe I'd do a basketful of tangerine geraniums with some chartreuse lime green Margarita Sweet Potato Vine cascading down.

Trying to get into flowers, and don't know varieties yet...

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9131978

All of the above, except veggies.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9132052

Calibrachoa! (assuming I can still find some in Dallas when we get there.)
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9132079

And assuming it will endure the heat. lol

I've got foliage/houseplant hanging baskets primarily. Hoyas, cissus, purple heart, spiders, purslane, etc. It makes the front porch look inviting from both sides of the wall of plants. Kristi
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 21, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9132138

Annuals. I have a fuschia basket on the front porch for the hummers. I don't try to over-winter it. If I do any other baskets, they will be a mix of annuals.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9132319

Yes, Kristi, assuming that!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9132594

A mixture of annuals in one; petunias, lobelia and verbena, another one has meezo in it and my last one has mexican flame vine. The flame vine is my favorite.

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9132613

Fushias, bromeliads, spider plants, epi cactus!
I wish I had more places for hanging baskets - living in a dome has it's downfalls LOL.
I do have baskets hanging from the trees in the back yard.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

May 21, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9132697

I voted "other" simply because I don't do hanging baskets. I'm really short & have trouble reaching them. lol
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

May 22, 2012
4:05 AM

Post #9133073

I am trying some sweetpeas in a hanging basket this year. Not sure what it will look like, but they suggested growing them like this on the seed packet, and I had a spare hanging basket.
Cearbhaill
Russell, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9133114

All the hanging baskets I made new this year contain annuals- specifically petunias, wax begonias, impatiens, and coleus. I also have other things I treat as annuals, like sweet potato vines.
I have enough potted plants to overwinter that I no longer try and keep cheap little things going.

I do also have orchids and bromeliads in baskets but I bring them in under lights in the winter.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 22, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9133171

I have two hanging baskets of Snow Queen Hibiscus on my front porch and they are doing great. They really pop from the road with the bright green and white foliage and covered with small red flowers . I took cuttings from my bushes last fall and stuck them in this pot to root. They looked so good that I did another pot. I'm really glad I did.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9133284

Double purple petunias in one; red, yellow, purple petunias in the other two. They are hanging on the front porch and they greet everyone who comes to see me.

...now my pots, that's a different story...

This message was edited May 22, 2012 8:25 AM
daylilydreams
small town, MN
(Zone 4b)

May 22, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9133306

We have one a fuschia basket which the hummingbitds are already visiting. Plus some geraniums with new verbena proven winner plants and new allyssum looking proven winner plants in several baskets. I plant up my own baskets except for the fuschia which caught my eye because it is a nice full basket that was an excellent price. I love going to a large garden center and selecting a variety of plants that I think would make nice hanging baskets and having fun putting them together myself.
Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

May 22, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9133375

other I have a pergula I am trying to cover quickly for the summer till my climbing hydrange grows tall enough so I am planting morning glories in hanging baskets to cover the top also butterfly vines
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9133384

Love calibrachoa!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9133634

I voted 'other', also, I don't have any hanging baskets

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


May 22, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9133740

Succulents and Cacti

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9133741

i'm with podster...just some foliage that needs shade under the cedar trees. christmas cactus, cissus, rhipsalis, things like that. it's too hot and windy to even attempt sun baskets and things like petunias are a cool weather plant for most of florida.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9133784

Uh,
Could ya'll post some pics of the hanging baskets, please? I'm trying to learn flowers...
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9134035

Annuals, including geraniums grown from seed; dianthus from seed; sweet peas from seed; angel wing begonia which I have had for over 10 yrs; and blue salvia from seed. I hope to have petunias, havent had much luck sprouting them this year. Luciee {;^)
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9134093

All of the above! I have a Chinese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus), Hoya, Night blooming cerius, Bougainvillea, strawberries, sago palm and a walk-about-sunset), cuban oregano, and a Superbena.
As Gymgirl requested, Here's a picture of the sago and walk-about-sunset. The ring behind it is a sphagnum ring with succulents.

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LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9134849

Nepenthes

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #9135158

Peanut cactus

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Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9135178

Thanks for posting the pics!

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2012
7:51 PM

Post #9135985

I pushed the tropical button before I remembered my pansies in the half baskets on the fence. i only have a couple of others epiphyllums and ferns.
Martha
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

May 24, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9136446

Hanging begonias and lobelia

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 25, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9138498

Other- they would die of neglect so my hanging baskets are apt to be a carry basket when my hands are full, the plants are all in ground in choice spots where hopefully they will survive til I get home...

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9138772

Nancy, what a lovely picture! Thanks.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 25, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9138785

Thanks, Carrie! Chamaecereus is a great plant for hanging baskets and is so easy to grow--even in MA! I used to live in RI for many years!
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

May 26, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9139166

Pics of 8 of mine. I bought 21 this year. (Fundraiser for my son's ski team, so I couldn't help it.) My friend's husband works in metals, and made these hanging basket stands for me last year. I love them.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

May 26, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9139172

I also hung 4 from this pergola.

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9139243

What a beautiful garden kosk0025!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9140320

Holy crap! I love the walkway up to the pergola. The whole thing is great.
Barb
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

May 27, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9140494

Thanks! I work hard out there. We have wonderful summer parties.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9140551

I'm a new subscriber and am logged in. How do I actually vote for one of the options. I don't see anything that lets me vote--no boxes, live links, etc.

This message was edited May 27, 2012 11:21 AM
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9140590

To vote, click on Home at the top of this page. Then on your home page on the right hand side scroll down and you will see the question and option to cast your vote.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9140594

Okay, I'm guessing that the poll is closed?

I have

3 begonia/lobelia "crystal palace" mix
1 begonia/spider plant/ lobelia mix
3 pelargonium/ various bulbs/various annuals mix
1 maiden hair fern/begonia mix
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9140600

No ~ you can still vote. Did you not find the location on your home page?
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9140610

[quote="podster"]To vote, click on Home at the top of this page. Then on your home page on the right hand side scroll down and you will see the question and option to cast your vote.[/quote]

Thanks! Clicking on "Home" at the left took me right to my page. I NEVER would have figured that out on my own.

podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9140616

Sure you would have... it just takes time to get the hang of it.

Welcome to the DG garden by the way. Sounds like you have a pretty assortment of hanging baskets there. Kristi
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9140833

Regality,
What kind of begonia do you have in the 1 begonia/spider plant/ lobelia mix basket? There are some angel wings that would look awesome with spider plant and lobelia.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9140944

It's a white/pink picotee tuberous. I should have said that all the begonias in the baskets are hanging tuberous ones.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9140957

Gorgeous kosk0025!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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