Decorating With Pots: Hanging Displays

Window boxes and hanging baskets are excellent for jazzing up dull or empty spaces. Give them a contrasting look every few months with seasonal plants, such as coral gem and Italian bellflowers.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
  • Wicker Wall Basket Filled with Purple Pansies

    Winter Warmer

    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.

  • Wire Tray is Unique Way to Display Winter Pansies

    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.

  • Summer Annuals Create Hanging Ball of Color

    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.

  • Vivid Hanging Baskets Give Veranda Nostalgic Look

    Vibrant Veranda

    Deep purple-and-red-filled baskets provide great spheres of color, rhythmically and tastefully repeated around a white-painted veranda.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

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