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anitaem
Vancouver
Canada

May 31, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #5028603

This is my first attempt at a hanging basket. I want instant flowers, so I'm buying them. What will thrive on a patio that gets lots of afternoon sunshine?

Thanks so much!
Anita
aspenbooboo41
Whitehall, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2008
11:36 AM

Post #5029912

Nemesia (smells great)
Geranium
Verbena
Calabrachoa
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5048533

Portulaca, Purslane, Scaveola, Lantana, Begonias, Petunias, Million Bells, Trailing Verbena, to name a few.

"eyes"
trioadastra
Ellsworth, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 4, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #5053321

Don't forget the pansies!
shebs45
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #5054220

My favorites are ivy geraniums and petunias. Either one makes a very lush, stunning hanging basket. An added bonus with petunias is they smell great.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 5, 2008
9:25 AM

Post #5056367

Try lobelia or alyssum

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 5, 2008
9:30 AM

Post #5056370

Petunia and bacopa (Sutera)

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 5, 2008
9:34 AM

Post #5056372

Disney World in winter in FL. Plants too many to ID.

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 5, 2008
9:38 AM

Post #5056375

Callibrachoa is a nice substitute for petunia.

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 5, 2008
9:42 AM

Post #5056378

Ivy type geraniums (pelargonium) grow well in Vancouver.

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thwoods
Hermitage, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 8, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #5070678

Lobelia is usually sold as a shade annual - although there are different cultivars.
T
Theresa
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2008
1:53 PM

Post #5071492

Portulaca aka Moss Roses are some of my favorite heat lovers. They are so bright and delicate looking but since they're succulents they are very forgiving should you miss a day watering them;)

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/103788/

Sundial Mix is pretty common and around here many of the garden centers carry it as bedding plants. They're very easy to start from seed, you just have to wait until the temps are consistantly warm, no chance of frost.
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5071659

Vancover- yes, the West Coast from Northern CA up into Canada must be a gardener's paradise. Texas is a bit of a challenge, but that's part of the game. If it's too easy, who cares?
nanniepb
Cumberland Mtns, TN
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2008
5:36 AM

Post #5101776

those are great suggestions, but don't forget Nasturtiums. I try to find the orange colored ones, but they also come in mixed colors.

I like to mix my hanging pots...i put a bit of asparagus fern, a spider plant and/or trailing ivy and then lots of color.



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