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What is in your hanging baskets?

(Zone 7a)
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

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

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...

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

All of the above, except veggies.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Calibrachoa! (assuming I can still find some in Dallas when we get there.)

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

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.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Yes, Kristi, assuming that!

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

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.

Arroyo Grande, CA(Zone 9a)

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.

Madison, IL(Zone 6b)

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

Pretoria, South Africa

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.

Russell, KY(Zone 6b)

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.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

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.

-South Central-, IL(Zone 6a)

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

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small town, MN(Zone 4b)

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.

Milwaukee, WI

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

Nineveh, NY(Zone 5a)

Love calibrachoa!

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

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

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Succulents and Cacti

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

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.

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

Could ya'll post some pics of the hanging baskets, please? I'm trying to learn flowers...

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

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 {;^)

Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

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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Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)


Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

Peanut cactus

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

Thanks for posting the pics!

Oviedo, FL(Zone 9b)

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.

(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

Hanging begonias and lobelia

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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...

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Nancy, what a lovely picture! Thanks.

Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

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!

Salem, OR(Zone 8b)

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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Salem, OR(Zone 8b)

I also hung 4 from this pergola.

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Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

What a beautiful garden kosk0025!

Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

Holy crap! I love the walkway up to the pergola. The whole thing is great.

Salem, OR(Zone 8b)

Thanks! I work hard out there. We have wonderful summer parties.

Concord, CA(Zone 9b)

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

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

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Concord, CA(Zone 9b)

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

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

No ~ you can still vote. Did you not find the location on your home page?

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