When the plants and flowers and of spring start to bloom, there’s nothing more wonderful than walking in a garden and taking in the glorious freshness and bountifulness of these blooming flowers. Well, it’s possible to bring the garden to you – in your home with hanging baskets. Here at Al’s Florist, we love all things green and blooming and think the health benefits of plants should be enjoyed inside as well as outside. Read on for a few tips on “greening” up your home with hanging baskets.
Why You Should Have Hanging Baskets
Whether they are inside or outside, hanging baskets have a dramatic flair that livens up any space. With the amazing assortment of different types of plants and colors, you can consider your backyard or home interior as an empty canvas you can decorate with a colorful array of plants. Not to mention, hanging plants draw your eye upwards to where there usually isn’t anything there making them stand out even more. Plus, hanging baskets don’t take up any floor space so can go practically anywhere.
Plants Which Work Best for Inside Hanging Baskets
Whether your hanging plant is inside or outside, the first thing you must ascertain is whether it will be hanging in a shady or sunny spot. The air inside a home is typically drier, so low-maintenance plants which won’t require constant watering, such as succulents, are a good choice. Otherwise, choose a plant you like and set a watering schedule. A few popular plants that do well inside are Boston Fern, Garden Verbena, Spider Plant, English Ivy, and String of Hearts.
Watering Your Indoor Hanging Baskets
Watering indoor plants may be messy, so make sure you have a long-neck watering can and a step stool. Hanging baskets typically require a container with drainage holes so the water doesn’t pool and create problems. To catch excess water drainage, either a drip tray or a second container is required. Another option for watering hanging plants is to place them once a week in a sink basin or shower. Find the method that works best for you so you can easily keep your plants thriving.
How to Care for Indoor Hanging Baskets
Some hanging plants may need repotting with better soil when you get it home. Besides watering, your plants will also need to be fertilized on a regular basis. Since hanging plants have a smaller amount of soil and hanging in the air and wind, they are prone to drying out quicker than those in the ground. Therefore, fertilizing and watering them on a regular basis is essential. Pinching off dead leaves and trimming can also keep them looking fresh and healthy.
Keep these tips in mind and before you know it, you will have a lush, thriving indoor garden of your own to enhance your everyday life.
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