A small plastic plant pot can easily be slipped into a wicker basket screwed to a wall. This simple winter scheme features pansies (Viola) Alternatively, try using variegated ivy (Hedera) with pink and green ornamental cabbages (Brassica oleracea). Primula, crocus, and dwarf narcissus provide spring color.Containers for Patios ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007
Tray of Flowers
A wire tray on chains is a novel twist on a hanging basket and holds several pots of pansies (Viola) to add color to a fall or winter patio.Containers for Patios ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007
Bursting With Color
A lively mix of pink, yellow, purple, red and white creates an expanding, dangling ball of color. Use the biggest hanging basket available, plant densely, and keep pinching out the initial growth to encourage bushier plants and more flowers.Containers for Patios ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007
Deep purple-and-red-filled baskets provide great spheres of color, rhythmically and tastefully repeated around a white-painted veranda.