Customers are continually asking how we can grow such beautiful hanging
baskets. It’s really no secret, just a labor of love. We actually
started the growing process this last summer for the baskets you’ll see
this spring. In the heart of basket season, we carefully monitor each
basket to see how it performs in our local climate. Each year we test
new combinations to see if they make the grade and can live up to the
standard of a Plant Farm Hanging Basket. Both new and old are compared
side by side. If they do well they are the chosen ones to be included in
the coming lineup.
It is not enough that the baskets look good in May we want to be certain
they look great in August and October as well. Each year we add a few
new combinations and improve on the old when we can.
This year we have over 80 different basket combinations in production.
From the ever popular Parade of Color to Tuscan Sun, we have a basket
combination for any location.
How do we keep them growing strong and healthy all season?
Here’s the simple recipe:
One. We begin with using the highest quality plant
varieties we can find.
Two. These are planted into baskets that allow for a
generous amount of our Plant Farm Preferred Potting Soil “Mary's Special
Three. We provide the baskets with a constant supply of
food each time they are watered. We feed with Plant Farm Preferred
“Summer Liquid Feed” fertilizer blend.
Four. We make sure the baskets are watered correctly
which varies with the size of the basket and the average daily
Five. We give most baskets a light haircut in midsummer
to freshen them up.
New this year, we are creating an opportunity for you to make your own
beautiful basket; we call it our Hanging Basket Buffet. We will have
over 150 varieties of basket “stuffers”; these are 2.5” plants,
available from mid April to mid May. Pick your basket, then pick your
plants, plant them and leave the dirt and mess with us. The combinations
Ready to go, or ready to be made, we are ready to help you bring some
brilliant color to your home this season.
Hanging Basket Buffet
Mummy Berry Disease
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