Have you ever walked into a store and admired the hollies hanging on the wall or floor in the gardening section and wondered how the professionals get their plants to look so beautiful and take care of them so well? If the answer is no you may be interested in learning how to care for your own garden and have beautiful outdoor hanging plants. Hanging plants can add beauty to your garden while taking very little maintenance. There are different types of hanging plants that can be found in the market today.
If you do have a balcony that allows you to plant flowers or other outdoor hanging planters on it, you need to pay special attention to the type of plants you choose to put up there. The most important factor to remember about planting anything outside is that they will need a lot of suns if you want them to grow properly. There are some plants that will do fine in partial shade, but the majority of them will do better in full sun.
One concern about hanging pots is the blooms that they produce. Most plants will do well when they get blooms. If you have a lot of flowers that bloom during the spring, this means that your garden will get a lot of traffic during the busy summer months. Your blooms will not be as colorful, but they will be more open and full of flavor. This is not to say that your lovely garden is not ready for Fall; it just means that you will want to wait until it does begin to bloom again before you put your outdoor garden flowers up.
When you plant flowers in a container, it is much easier to monitor the growth of the plant. In hanging pots, however, you have no way of knowing how much water or what fertilizer to use to ensure that your flowers are getting everything they need to grow and bloom. You will just have to watch them from time to be sure that they are doing well.
It is also very important to remember that hanging plants should not be overwatered. They require only moderate watering every day. Every two or three days is fine, but you do not want to overwater them. They can dry out and lose their shape, so it is best to water them only once a week. If you do overwater them, the soil could become very heavy, so you should water them every other day.