There are some pointers to get you off to a good start while preparing your winter hanging baskets:
- The plants you choose to put in a hanging basket over the winter should be frost hardy if you want them to continue looking good.
- To guarantee that each plant has adequate access to water, nutrients, and air, we recommend using a wicker hanging basket that is 12 inches wide (30 centimeters)
- If you want your hanging baskets to thrive in winter, plant them in September or October.
- Remember to deadhead the flowers.
- Don’t overwater in the winter and keep proper drainage holes.
- There is no need to feed them; doing so will encourage new soft growth, which will not survive the frosts.
Now that you know the basics, you can dive into these brilliant winter hanging basket ideas to brighten up your garden during the blues of winter.
1. CONSIDER THRILLER, SPILLER & FILLER FOR BOUNTIFUL WINTER HANGING BASKETS
If you’re not sure where to begin when planting a hanging basket or container, try combining three different types of plants: a thriller plant (a spectacular focal point), a spiller plant (a trailing plant that adds structure and dimension), and a filler plant (one that fills in the spaces between the other two).
One or two tall plants, one or two spiller plants, and many filler possibilities, all anchored by a striking evergreen plant, are the secret to magnificent hanging baskets.